Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Another drug mule arrested at Phuket checkpoint

PHUKET: Tha Chatchai police officers arrested a 20-year-old man attempting to smuggle 781 methamphetamine pills (ya bah) and 28.4 grams of methamphetamine (ya ice) at the Phuket Checkpoint at around 7.15pm yesterday (Feb 9).

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 10 February 2018, 12:14PM

Prasorn Kaewpradit, from Songkhla, was arrested with the drugs at the Phuket Checkpoint yesterday (Feb 9). Photo: Tha Chatchai police

Prasorn Kaewpradit, from Songkhla, was arrested with the drugs at the Phuket Checkpoint yesterday (Feb 9). Photo: Tha Chatchai police

A team of Tha Chatchai Police officers led by Deputy Chief Lt Col Nikon Chutong arrested Prasorn Kaewpradit, from Songkhla, at the Phuket Checkpoint during a routine search of a bus heading from Hat Yai to Phuket.

Prasorn Kaewpradit from the Thungwang district of Songkhla, was acting suspiciously during the check and was asked to leave the bus so he could be searched inside the police building.

Upon conducting the search police discovered the drugs in Prasorn’s underwear.

“Police found the ya bah pills marked with the letter ‘WY’ in four blue plastic ziplock bags, combined together in one clear plastic bag. There were 773 orange pills and 8 green pills, totalling 781,” Tha Chatchai police revealed in a statement to the Phuket police Commander.

“The ya ice was packed in six ziplock plastic bags weighing about 28.4 grams,” said the statement.

The suspect was charged with possession of Category 1 drugs with intent to sell. Tha Chatchai Police will continue the legal proceedings of the case,” they added.



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:
Comments Left:
# Characters

DeKaaskopp | 10 February 2018 - 14:55:18

Another dealer off the streets.Well done.Now please contact the crime expert on here,who writes the same comments again and again ,as he is the person who knows how to catch every drug lord in Thailand and worldwide in no time at all!

Kurt | 10 February 2018 - 13:06:05

Mules, mules
I am waiting to read about the factories, producers in Thailand, or the importers and the border customs check points
With long time weekly many drugs mules arrested. The thai government by now should come up with higher level arrest in this 'drugs trees'

If no arrest take place at higher criminal levels than there are 2 conclusions
The RTP is lazy, or they not want.

Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Over 1,000 arrested in Phuket ‘Operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner’ clampdown

I think Phuket would be a better, safer place if the government applied as many resources to crack d...(Read More)

Fishing the exotic

Dragging an animal around via a steel hook in its mouth, until it dies, or is put thru huge distress...(Read More)

VIDEO: An Inside Look at the Phuket Vegetarian Festival

"Unfortunately there are some that still don't have a clue," true, and it's you....(Read More)

Phuket Vegetarian Festival takes to the streets

"Well you did actually, that's because you have no idea of what the piercing signifies,&quo...(Read More)

Chinese tourist volume continues dip, but FITs rise

Devaluate the Baht and clean up the tourist destinations and western tourists will come back....(Read More)

Phuket rubbish collector killed in road accident

"still doesn't make any sense" and therefore lies the problem, you just don't, can...(Read More)

One dead in ‘Phoenix’ salvage operation

"There is no need for idiots on here to surmise what occured," and you keep commenting... ...(Read More)

Chinese tourist volume continues dip, but FITs rise

In China people are waiting for 'salvage' of the Phoenix. By now, just 3.5 months talk abo...(Read More)


Melbourne Cup 2018