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Phuket drug dealers escape from vehicle transferring them to court

PHUKET: Police are still searching for two men who escaped from the back of a caged pickup truck yesterday while being taken to Phuket Provincial Court to be sentenced for possession of Category 1 drugs with intent to sell.

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Eakkapop Thongtub

Thursday 4 May 2017, 10:03AM

At 1pm yesterday (May 3), Wichit Police were informed that two men who had been arrested on Tuesday (May 2) for drug possession had escaped from the vehicle which was transferring them to Phuket Provincial Court.

The two men were said to have made their getaway via Soi Paisan on Chao Fa East Rd close to Dowroong Wittaya School.

Officers from Wichit, Chalong and Phuket City Police Stations set up a blockade on Soi Paisan and nearby areas in the hope of recapturing the men.

However, after one hour police gave up their search.

Soon after officers were informed that a rubbish truck driver had seen the two men steal a bicycle from the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Wichit office and ride away from the area.

Police managed to track down the bicycle, which had been left outside the toilets in Wichit public park on Patthanathongthin Rd, but were unable to find the escaped men.

At 2:30pm, officers received further information stating that the two men had returned to their home on Patthanathongthin Rd, taken a red Honda Wave motorbike and made their way towards Ao Makham.

An unnamed officer from the Chalong Police said, “Two of our officers were taking 12 suspects from Chalong Police Station to Phuket Provincial Court in the caged pickup which had been locked from the outside.

“When the vehicle arrived at the Dowroong Intersection it had to stop because the lights were red. Somehow the two men managed to take off their handcuffs and kicked their way out of the cage.

“None of the other people in the pickup attempted to escape,” he said.

Police have confirmed that the two men are named Wasurat Mulikabut, 21, and Suriya Lakpet, also 21.

They were arrested in Rawai on Tuesday after being found in possession of seven grams of crystal meth (ya ice) and 10 methamphetamine pills (ya bah).

They had been charged with possession of Category 1 drugs with intent to sell.

Both men were said to be wearing long-sleeved black T-shirts at the time of their escape.   



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Kurt | 05 May 2017 - 10:21:17

BenPendejo: The Redbull heir boy search is no search.
Thailand Interpol just issued a Blue notice, that is a notice to get informed only were the boy may be.
Thai Interpol did not issued a RED notice, a notice to arrest the suspect criminal.

Face it, if Thailand wanted to arrest this Redbull heir kid than such a arrest would have been done many years ago.
Don't forget, the way thai officials handle the Redbull kid affair now for many years 'brings in' much more benefits than when they arrest him.

Compare it with the 2 young boys on the run ( in this article)
Got arrested on Tuesday ( for a few grams of this and that's), and already on their way to court on Thursday!.
All in just less than 48 hours.
Sure the kids got some help at a traffic light stop to unlock the police truck cage.
Probably they have influential family or friends.

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BenPendejo | 04 May 2017 - 22:51:06

Wow... the meth/yaabaa business must be quite successful for these young criminals...or maybe it was someone else on the inside (ahem, ahem) that made sure these punk drug peddlers got away before they could sing the wrong song in court.  Criminal justice system is just fumbling and bumbling along as usual.  Oh!!!, and how is that search for Mr. Redbull heir coming along???  HAHAHA!!!

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Discover Thainess | 04 May 2017 - 14:59:11

Life as usual in the Land of Smiles :-)

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Kurt | 04 May 2017 - 14:21:42

I have seen such scenes in movies. hahahaha
Perhaps it was a movie take?

Question: Are caged pick ups not a bit outdated for a third world country that wants to upgrade to 2nd world country?
Caged pick ups are more for animals, right?

To show suspects in caged pick ups on the way to Court, not convicted yet, some of them perhaps never will be , is not correct to do in anno the year 2017.
Quite primitive to violate non convicted suspects rights by driving them around public with stops at traffic lights.

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