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Drug suspect accused of attempting to slash officers during arrest

Drug suspect accused of attempting to slash officers during arrest

PHUKET: A man armed with knives caught carrying 22 meth pills (ya bah) and 1.2 grammes of crystal meth (ya ice) has been arrested near the sea gypsy village in Rawai after he tried to slash arresting officers while attempting to flee, report Phuket officials.

By The Phuket News

Sunday 9 October 2022, 01:00PM

The arrest was announced by Akara Suwatthikul of the Phuket Provincial Defense Office, noted a report by the Phuket office of the Public Relations Department (PR Phuket).

Still calling the area “​​Thai Mai Village (Chao Lay)” ‒ the “New Thais Village (Sea Gypsy)” ‒ in Moo 2 Rawai, the report said the man was arrested at about 5pm yesterday (Oct 8).

The man was named only as “Pichai” (family name withheld), also known by his nickname “Mook”.

Among the host of officers involved in the arrest were Territorial Defense (OrSor) personnel and police officers, noted the report, which claimed the officers were operating on the behalf of Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew.

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Pichai was found in possession of two B100 banknotes, 22 meth pills and three bags containing a total of 1.2g of ya ice.

“While the officers were searching and placing Pichai under arrest, he attempted to flee and armed with knives attempted to injure officers in order to escape capture,” said the report.

Pichai has been charged with possession of a Category I narcotic with intent to sell, carrying a weapon in a public area and with resisting arrest by use of force, the report confirmed

Officers are to continue their investigation and will continue with their campaign with relevant agencies “to carry out strict siege, search and rigorous measures to prevent and solve the problem of drug epidemic in all areas of Phuket”, said the report.

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DeKaaskopp | 11 October 2022 - 13:16:28

by year ? You should really stop to develop some nice theories to fight the war on drugs on your computer. They are working only in your own bubble but not in the real world. 

DeKaaskopp | 11 October 2022 - 13:12:31

@Kurt How many navy boats they have to dispatch to patrol all the islands 24 hours every day ? Or are you only interested in Phuket island ? And talking about Spain. Did CNN tell you too that regardless all their efforts the amount of drugs available constantly grows. Did they talk about many corrupt police officers involved in the drug trade or that criminal drug gangs are growing constantly year

Kurt | 11 October 2022 - 11:45:38

Don't know what navy patrol boats have beter to do than patrolling. See programs on CNN how other countries are doing that. Specially Spain, 24 hrs a day. Remains the question: Why we don't see sniff dogs at airport carousels and road blocks?

Kurt | 11 October 2022 - 11:38:33

Dek doesn't seem to understand that drugprevention is a matter of national security as we withness last week at that kindergarden with so many killed. No environment drama having the navy around 24 hrs a day.  The tourists busses we see here are more environment damaging.  Use of snif dogs abroad at airports/road blocks never slow down traffic flows. 

DeKaaskopp | 11 October 2022 - 09:59:31

@Kurt  Do you think they have nothing better to do than to  patrol  24 hours around the island with some boats to look out for some drug smugglers ? Environmental wise not a good idea too. And stopping every car arriving the island using a sniffer dog. Wow,that would create a tailback every day back to Khok Kloi. Great Kurt,just great !

christysweet | 10 October 2022 - 17:08:55

Pills are not 'ice' but a  far lesser version of crystallized methamphetamine  that is smoked. For a long time you could buy meth at the pharmacy much like other dangerous compounds still available, then it was criminalized - cynics might  say to bolster the  crystal meth  markets. 

Kurt | 10 October 2022 - 11:16:28

Prevent drugs reaching Phuket island. Have 24 hrs navy patrol boats around the island,  and a few drugs snif dogs on the bridge.  We never see drug dogs in Thailand. Let me guess, that would to work to good. The influencial people in higher up echelons, earning millions on drugs, don't want that.

Kurt | 10 October 2022 - 11:09:32

Wow wow, Large group photo happiness, 10 officers! 
All involved in this catch? 
Just for a 22 pils and little 1.2g ya ice. The knife thing is more serious. Solving the problem of drug epidemic on Phuket? Keep dreaming. Prevent drugs to reach Phuket island! Always pulling wrong end of the rope. Thai specialism.

JohnC | 10 October 2022 - 09:05:00

Among the 'host' of officers involved? All this just for one strung out drug addict with a knife and 22 yaba pills?!! Oh no, found with two B100 bank notes as well! A major criminal arrested. 555 LOL

Prab | 09 October 2022 - 15:12:11

one less scum bag around and way too many to go still.. 


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