Veerayut "Ang" Sansakrit, 30, was arrested in possession of 230 grams of crystal meth (ya ice) and 12,000 meth pills (ya bah). The haul has a street value of B3 million.
Police also confiscted from him a Spanish-made Astra-Unceta y Cia Guernica .22 pistol and five bullets.
Police caught him in a raid at 8pm last night on a fish shop opposite the King Rama IX Park which he opened as cover for his real business, running team distributing drugs to various points around Phuket Town.
He is believed to be connected to a national drug ring run by a man known only as Lerm, who is believed to run things from within Chiang Rai Prison, close to the border with Myanmar, from which much of Thailand's methamphetamine supplies originate.
Veerayut amitted that this was the fourth time he had received a large consignment from Chieng Rai. He said that the supplier's people would leave the drugs in various "dead drops" around Phuket Town, from which he would collect them.