Pattaya area pharmacy raided for allegedly selling illegal cough syrup reportedly used as an ingredient in cocktail style drugs

Banglamung, Pattaya, Chonburi –

A pharmacy in Banglamung has been raided by the Nongprue Police earlier this week after being accused of selling illegal cough syrup to drug users who use the syrup for making local cocktail mixtures of illegal drugs.

The raid was led by the Nongprue Police Deputy Chief Major Eakkarin Sichakoon and Senior Professional Level Pharmacist from the Chonburi Public Health Office Mr, Jirasan Meerattanaway.

Police arrested Ms. Chitikan ‘Bu’ Chaiyachettha, 35 from Sakhon Nakhon. Police seized 22 bottles of cough syrup.

The arrest follows many complaints from concerned citizens to Nongprue Police that this pharmacy is selling cough syrup without a prescription, which is illegal in Thailand. Cough medicine that is legal over-the-counter in many countries requires prescriptions in the Kingdom of Thailand.

Cough syrup is one of four ingredients that, according to Nongprue Police, is being used among local teenagers to make a cocktail drug known locally as 4X100 (‘See Koon Roi’), according to Pattaya Police.

Chitikan is facing charges with not providing a licensed pharmacist for the pharmacy, not providing a proper prescription, and illegally selling medication. She did not release a statement to The Pattaya News and it is unknown if she has a lawyer at this time.


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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.