Click to download Tribute to His Majesty PDF

Live Phuket 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 nets three suspects with more than 71,000 meth pills, half kilo of ‘ice’

PHUKET: Police have arrested two men and a woman, and seized more than 70,000 meth pills, more than 600 grams of crystal meth (ya ice) as well as a gun, bullets and cars, within two days after breakthrough against a drug network run by an ominous “Mr Chaen”.

drugs, crime, police,

Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 7 October 2016, 03:59PM


The arrests were announced by Phuket Provincial Police Commander Maj Gen Teeraphol Thipjaroen and Provincial Chief Investigator Col Akanit Darnpitaksarn at a press conference held at Phuket Provincial Police Station 1pm today (Oct 7).

Anti-narcotic officers led by Col Akanit arrested three suspects on Wednesday and Thursday Oct 5-6, he said.

The suspects were named as Sommard Phumi, 39; Muktad Boonprasop, 30; and Ms Chonlada Muser, 37.

The suspects were not presented at the press conference, though samples of the evidence seized – totalling 71,890 meth pills, 625.64g of ya ice, a gun and 87 bullets – were displayed.

The arrests came after anti-narcotics police arrested Thanu Maidee in Phuket Town with ya ice, Gen Teeraphol said.

After questioning Thanu, police raided Sommard’s home – an unregistered abode in Moo 1 Chalong – on at 6pm on Wednesday (Oct 5), he added. Gen Teeraphol did not identify which street the house was on.

Sommard was found in possession of 890 meth pills, 3.62g of ya ice at the time of his arrest, Gen Teeraphol said.

“Thanu also told officers that he brought drugs from a man named ‘Muktad’,” he added.

Police arrested Muktad at a rented room in Rassada, where police seized 7,000 meth pills, 345.86g of ya ice, one pistol and 87 bullets, he continued.

“Police also seized one Chevrolet car that the suspect used to transport drugs,” he said.

In his statement to police, Muktad confessed that he brought drugs from a man who knew only as “Mr Chaen”.

“He said every time he ordered drugs from Chaen, Chaen would have Ms Chonlada deliver them to clients,” Gen Teeraphol said.

Police told Muktad to call Chen and order 2,000 meth pills for B130,000, Gen Teeraphol added.

“On October 6 at 12:30pm Chonlada was arrested opposite Kathu Wittaya School on Wichit Songkram Rd with drugs she was about to deliver,” he explained.

Police later searched Chonlada’s residence at Plus Condo, where officers discovered 64,000 meth pills, 276.16g of ya ice and other items.

Police also seized a Toyota Altis from her, Gen Teeraphol said.

Police are now questioning the three suspects in the hope of tracking down “Mr Chaen”.

According to the police statement issued at today’s press conference, Sommard was taken to Chalong Police Station to be charged with possession of Category 1 drug with intent to sell; Muktad was taken to Phuket City Police Station to be charged with possession of Category 1 drug with intent to sell and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition; and Chonlada was taken to Kathu Police Station to be charged with possession of Category 1 drug with intent to sell.



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?

Kurt | 07 October 2016 - 19:41:32

Phuket is sinking under all these drugs, I commented that previously.
The Police Check pPoint near the bridge were you enter Phuket island is not functioning!
That Police Check Point needs a clean up and get a detachment of the narcotic division and drugs dogs.
It is a shame what can pass day in day out that Police Check Point.
Thai Government,.. Wake Up! Stop sitting on your hands.
Become Pro-active!
More than 71,000 pills + half a kilo of Ice!!!!!! Hello!!

Realize the future of all these thai teenagers who get involved in Phuket drugs scene due to the enormous amounts of drugs arriving 'safely' on Phuket island.
Block drugs entering Phuket!

Punish drugs dealers the same way as Singapore is doing.

The Phuket News

malczx7r | 07 October 2016 - 16:37:50

Well done, now if only the traffic police were as efficient as the narcotics division we would get safer roads!!

The Phuket News
Matches 2 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
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

Dengue vaccine launched in Phuket

Questions and Answers on Dengue Vaccines: What is the current status of dengue vaccine development? There is a growing public health need for effe...(Read More)

Phuket property prices not just about the beach

Unless your wife and child put their own money in (not money that you gave them), they are nominees, which is illegal. Also, if you have made them sig...(Read More)

All change in Surin as plans for Phuket Rajabhakti Park scrapped

ChristySweet: There are a number of very good foreign architects in Phuket and Thailand. They are not in violation of the FBA code however any drawing...(Read More)

Phuket property prices not just about the beach

Christy: You seem to be confused. My wife does not own the land, my company does. As previously stated i control the shares which is perfectly legal. ...(Read More)

Russian woman, 29, dies 3 days after being hit by motorbike when crossing Phuket road

Look at this Road. There are not even safe sidewalks. How in heaven must people cross.? Locals and Tourists. ZEBRA crossings,do NOT work in Thailand. ...(Read More)

Four arrested, kratom and cash seized during raid on Phuket Town community

Can we finally sit down, and discuss how prohibition of any type (drugs, abortion, etc.) has, literally, NEVER 'worked' efficiently and/or in ...(Read More)

All change in Surin as plans for Phuket Rajabhakti Park scrapped

In principal it sounds like a good idea having a park for the people, which hopefully will be enjoyed by tourists too. The important matter is that o...(Read More)

Phuket property prices not just about the beach

Joe 12 your comments don't do you any favours, Swerv it's taken you a while to understand what everyone is trying to tell you, that is you can...(Read More)

Phuket property prices not just about the beach

Ha ha, Swerv and Joe12 who are always making derogatory comments about others have shown themselves to be clueless once again, this time about Thai la...(Read More)

Barber killed after haircut goes wrong

Kid had the mentality of a cave man. Beating an man to death...for a freeking haircut. This is hopefully the last act this monster performs in publi...(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 © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.