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British overstayer nabbed with ganja

British overstayer nabbed with ganja

PHUKET: British national Richard James Dillon, 46, was arrested in Kathu yesterday morning (Mar 13) for marijuana possession and overstay.

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By The Phuket News

Saturday 14 March 2020, 05:05PM


British national Richard James Dillon was arrested in Kathu yesterday (Mar 13). Photo: Phuket Provincial Police

British national Richard James Dillon was arrested in Kathu yesterday (Mar 13). Photo: Phuket Provincial Police

Mr Dillon was arrested at 10.30am at Phuket Golf View Condominium in Kathu where he rented a room, Lt Col Pathapee Srichai of Phuket Provincial Police reported.

The arrest was conducted following “a tip-off from a secret source”, though Lt Col Pathapee did not specify what the tip-off was about.

“Having checked his room police officers found 6.92 grammes of dried marijuana. Plus police also found out that Mr Dillon had overstayed his visa for 245 days,” Lt Col Pathapee said.

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“He has been charged with illegal possession of a Category 5 drug with intent to use. Also he has been charged with overstaying his visa,” he added.

Mr Dillon was taken to Kathu Police Station for further questioning and investigation.

“Then he will be sent to Phuket Immigration Police,” Lt Col Pathapee said.

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Rorri_2 | 16 March 2020 - 10:35:41

Minor offence , while major offends are not apprehended, they seem to go for easy targets... these are the cops who can't find prostitution, can't find slow moving loris peddlers, can't track drugs back to their source, and the list goes on...  yep, soft targets.

Kurt | 16 March 2020 - 10:33:58

Anyway, as a foreigner, always stay here legal.  To many jealous secret sources to help you out of Thailand for what ever their reasons may be.

Kurt | 16 March 2020 - 08:52:53

F. It was less than 7 gram,   for own use. And is Thai government not in the process of making marijuana until certain extend legal?  Yes- yes, I know,  the law is the law.  :-))

Fascinated | 15 March 2020 - 23:08:41

Did you notice he was ALSO caught with illegal drugs Insp K? You condone people coming here and breaking the law but are vociferous in condemning Thais when they are NOT prosecuted for offences.   Back to detective School you go, 

DeKaaskopp | 15 March 2020 - 17:31:41

Another low life gone and another headbanging comment from the weird serial poster.Tsssss

Kurt | 14 March 2020 - 17:26:52

Oh my God. A overstayer! Terrible. Compare that with the 16,000 thousand of thai illegal workers/overstayers in S-Korea.   Tjsssssss.

 

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