Two Brits caught in Phuket ‘ice’ bust
PHUKET: Two Britons, Billy David, 23, and Lee Cannon, 42, were arrested on Christmas Day (December 25) on charges of dealing in crystal methamphetamine (“ya ice”).
Friday 28 December 2012, 04:27PM
After receiving a report that the duo had been selling the drug in “many” entertainment venues in the Patong area, undercover police, under the command of Pol Lt Col Jirapat Pochanapan, contacted the two traders to buy some of the drug.
The two men were arrested in Room 201 of the Sira Boutique Hotel on Phrabaramee Rd after the officers bought a one-gram bag of Ya Ice from them for B4,000.
Katu police said that the two men claimed they were British police officers but they were not believed, and were arrested.
Police later searched their home in The Valley Village in Thalang, and found another 600 milligrams of the drug.
“Mr Lee already has a police record of possession of Ya Ice two years ago,” said Pol Maj Jakkapong Luangaon.
The two men have refused to answer any questions, letting their lawyer do the talking, he added.