The arresting teams were led by Pol Lt Col Pichit Thongto of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau division at the Phuket Provincial Police. Other top brass officers involved included Commander of Phuket Provincial Police Maj Gen Sermphan Sirikong and two of his deputies.
The arrests were made in Mueang Phuket and Thalang districts. No police activities in Kathu were reported. The details of the arrests were disclosed by the police as follows:
Weerasak ’Ex’ Nilawong, 34, was arrested in Srisoonthorn for illegal possession of 46.33 grams of crystal methamphetamine (ya ice) along with 685 meth pills (ya bah). Evidence seized included a Honda Wave motorcycle and a gold necklace.
Supachai ’Rob’ Supsamankon, 31, was apprehended in Kathu. He was found in possession of 41.12g of ya ice. Police also seized his mobile phone as evidence.
Chaiya ’Ya’ Liponpol, 52, was arrested in Srisoonthorn. From him police seized 5.05g of ya ice and 85 ya bah pills as well as his mobile phone.
Sikarin ’Ram’ Tanmaneeprasert, 22, was also arrested in Srisoonthorn. He was found in possession of three meth pills and a homemade pen-gun with seven rounds of ammunition.
Also in Srisoonthorn, police nabbed Kriengsak ’Noi’ Kaewnern, 35. He was found in possession of 0.03g of crystal meth and one methamphetamine pill.
Natakorn ’Nat’ Tanmaneeprasert, 19, was arrested at Phuket Provincial Police Narcotics Suppression Laboratory where he tested positive for drugs. The youngest of the seven suspects did not have any pills or crystals on him.
Anawin ’Bew’ Suren, 23, also failed a drug test at Phuket Provincial Police and was arrested there. Just like Mr Natakorn, he did not have any illegal substances on him.
All seven suspects were taken to the local police station according to the place of arrest to be charged accordingly.
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