Nongprue Police Raid Local Housing Estate, Find Illegal Drugs and Weapons

Banglamung –

One suspect has escaped while two people tested positive with drugs after a raid at a housing estate in Banglamung where police found a gun, bullets, and illegal drugs.

The Nongprue Police told the Pattaya News they raided two houses in Nongprue on Saturday (March 18th). The raid followed an anonymous concerned citizen notifying police that many teenagers were allegedly taking drugs at these houses.

Police arrived at the area to find two spacious houses. They called for the suspect named ‘Mr. Tam’, who the anonymous concerned citizen had identified previously, before a man came out from the house and escaped by fleeing on foot. Police attempted to catch him but unfortunately the suspect was able to flee.

Nongprue police prepare to raid the identified homes

Police found Mr. Jirawat Pangkam, 28, and Ms. Patra Rompoe, 31, in the house with an unspecified amount of crystal methamphetamine, guns, and bullets. They both tested positive for drugs. They told police that the house owner was the person who escaped. They are facing charges of illegal possession of Category 1 drugs.

Nongprue police raiding the suspects homes

However, the Nongprue Police are continuing their investigation to find the escaped suspect, believed to be Mr. Tam.

Nongprue police discuss the raid in front of the suspects home


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Goongnang Suksawat
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 four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some 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.