Click to download Tribute to His Majesty PDF

The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Phuket drug raid leads to arrest of one dealer, two escape

PHUKET: One female drug dealer was arrested yesterday (Nov 3) during a police raid in a mangrove forest in Pa Khlok. Police managed to seize 48,700 methamphetamine pills (ya bah) during the raid, however, two further dealers managed to escape arrest.

crime, drugs, land, police, transport,

Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 4 November 2016, 01:16PM

Police presented the seized items during yesterday's press conference. Photo: Eakkapop thongtub
Police presented the seized items during yesterday's press conference. Photo: Eakkapop thongtub

At 5pm yesterday a team of officers led by Lt Col Weerayuth Sitthirattanakul of the Thalang Police arrested 21-year-old Ms Paphawadee “Bee” Yuankaid who was found in possession of 48,700 ya bah pills near a canal in the mangrove forest of Baan Para in Moo 4 Pa Khlok.

The arrest of Paphawadee was announced at a press conference held this morning (Nov 4) at 10am by Deputy Commander of the Region 8 Police Lt Gen Chalit Thinthanee at the Provincial Police Station.

On display at the press conference were seized items including 24 bundles of ya bah pills (each containing 2,000 pills), one bag containing 700 pills, a Honda Scoopy motorbike, three mobile phones, B10,000 in cash and others items.

Paphawadee was not presented at the press conference.

Lt Gen Chalit explained, “The arrest came after we received a tip-off from undercover officers at 4:30pm on Thursday that there is ongoing drug activity near the Baan Para mangrove area in Pa Khlok. We were told that dealers use the area to hide their drugs before distributing them.

United Services Phuket

“Officers went by vehicle to the area, however the road was too narrow so officers had to go to the mangrove forest by foot. After walking for about 200-300 metres officers spotted two men and a woman near the canal. The three started to run as soon as they saw police,” he said.

“Officers managed to capture Paphawadee but the other two suspects got away, but Paphawadee told officers the names of the two men, Mr Adisak Homhuan and Mr Pai, she did not know the latter’s full name.

“Adisak is already wanted by police with warrants out for him for possession of drugs and illegal possession of firearm. Paphawadee was also arrested in 2013 for possession of a Category 1 Drug [ya ice].”

“Officers discovered the drugs inside a longtail boat which Paphawadee said belonged to Mr Adisak. She said that she only watched the items and was not selling drugs,” he added.

Paphawadee was taken to Thalang Police Station to be charge with possession of a Category 1 Drug with intent to sell. Officers are continuing their search for Adisak and Pai.



The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
    Forget your password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments

No charges over Aussie tourist injured in Patong parasail plunge

I highly doubt that the harness failed. In all likelihood the whole sail came down (in a hurry). I've seen it many times at this time of year. Whe...(Read More)

Phuket police mount horses for tourists’ safety

Wow, these dudes must be well "trained", but hey, why do they need someone holding the ponies? Mmmm, stirrups not adjusted correctly, feet ...(Read More)

Phuket police mount horses for tourists’ safety

I do hope the police are issued with a pooper scooper, otherwise the beach goers will be walking or lying in big balls of digested grass? Great idea ...(Read More)

Dhammajayo ‘won’t get bail’

Kurt: I have tried to refrain from replying to this load of nonsense, but feel i have to say something. I note no one else has commented, maybe like m...(Read More)

Phuket to launch ‘Drink Don’t Drive’ campaign

Do they also require resident farang volunteers and if so where do we apply for Chalong, Rawai and Nai Harn areas which are prone to drunk drivers....(Read More)

Phuket to launch ‘Drink Don’t Drive’ campaign

Will they be targeting Farung or Thai's? Beware, some bad Thai police target farung because they can then lock them up, tell them they won'...(Read More)

Phuket to launch ‘Drink Don’t Drive’ campaign

What a good statement.........::: The Thai Health Promotion Foundation believes that by enforcing traffic laws and also promoting road safety is th...(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: No more beating about the bush

In my opinion comments are entertaining, case in point Joe 12, jokers like this make it so....(Read More)

B22.4mn erosion protection project underway at Phuket’s Karon Beach need glasses. The photos clearly show reinforced concrete blocks with keyed construction joints and keyed anchors - an engineering system ...(Read More)

Army hunts down Phuket taxi driver for refusing airport tourist passenger

Timothy. Unfortunately I could not find any video to watch, but the article seemed to infer that she had agreed a B7oo charge. Also seemed odd to argu...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
Weird World
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2016 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.