Pattaya Police apprehended three major alleged drug dealers yesterday and confiscated a huge stash of illicit drugs and assets valued at over two million baht.
The first two suspects were identified by police as Mr. Pattaradon Ruchitanai, 35, and Mr. Narongwat Saengkham, 28. Both were Thai nationals.
Pattaya Police and anti-drug police nabbed the two men on several drug charges. They also seized from the suspects 6,800 tablets of methamphetamine, 10 grams of ketamine, digital scales, two mobile phones, a bag, and a motorcycle, valued at over two million baht.
The first suspect, Mr. Pattaradon, was nabbed in the Bowin sub-district of Chonburi province. An undercover agent lured him into meeting them at a convenience store yesterday and successfully rounded him up. Police found two packs of meth pills on him.
Pattaradon’s arrest then led to the arrest of Mr. Narongwat in Rayong province. He was nabbed while having dinner at a local restaurant. Accompanied by the police, he was taken to two locations in Rayong and Chonburi’s Banglamung district where the officers confiscated ketamine and speed pills from him.
The two suspects are being detained to await legal actions.
In a similar incident, Pattaya Police arrested another alleged drug dealer yesterday.
The suspect Mr. Thongdaeng Saentim, aged 50, also known as Daeng Bo Win, was nabbed along with multiple pieces of evidence including 58 bags of crystal meth weighing 90 grams, 79 pills of methamphetamine, and 1 mobile phone.
Thongdaeng was apprehended in front of a house in the Bowin sub-district of Sri Racha district. He claimed that all the illicit drugs found on him belonged to a man named “Nueang”, whose real name is unknown.
Nueang was described as having a slim build, dark skin, a short hairstyle, and a height of about 165-170 cm. Nueang regularly delivered drugs to Thongdaeng to sell to his customers. When customers placed orders for the drugs, Nueang would notify Thongdaeng to deliver the items to the appointed location and pay him a fee of 1,000 baht per day, according to Thongdaeng’s claims.
He is facing legal action as of press time.
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