Ice courier caught at Phuket checkpoint
PHUKET: Tah Chat Chai Police yesterday (November 4) arrested a minibus driver at the island’s main checkpoint after finding crystal methamphetamine (ya ice) in his vehicle.
Tuesday 5 November 2013, 10:00AM
Piroj Panit, 35, was held on a charge of possession of narcotics with intent to sell after 20.4 grams of the drug was found in a search of the minibus.
Two packets of the the ya ice, one containing 19.8 gram and the other 0.6 gram, were found in the glove box.
Piroj told police that he was a courier, transporting the meth from Trang to Phuket, for which – had he succeeded – he would have been paid B15,000.
He was held in custody for further questioning.