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Social media drug network suspects arrested in Phuket

PHUKET: Police have arrested two suspects, one of who has reportedly confessed to placing orders for drugs through social media and having them delivered by parcel postal service.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 7 May 2018, 11:19AM

The two men were found with a stash of meth and crystal meth, reportedly sourced through a contact online and delivered by postal service. Photos: Phuket Provincial Police

The two men were found with a stash of meth and crystal meth, reportedly sourced through a contact online and delivered by postal service. Photos: Phuket Provincial Police

Police announced on Saturday (May 5) that an ongoing investigation led them to believe that Jenrarong Nareewandee, 37, was selling drugs in Phuket, and at 8:30pm last Thursday (May 3) officers followed him to his condo in Kathu, where they raided his room.

In the condo, officers found 15 methamphetamine (ya bah) pills and 50.87 grams of crystal meth (ya ice) kept in a total of 11 plastic bags, as well as a digital scale and nine bullets (calibre not reported).

In making the raid officers also seized as evidence Jenrarong’s Toyota car, a gold necklace, two gold rings, two mobile phones and his ATM card, with a total value estimated at about B336,000.

During questioning, Jenrarong confessed that he received his drugs from a “Mr Surachai”, leading officers to raid and arrest Surachai Triwong, 33, at a residence in Rassada at 1:pm the next day.

Surachai was found in possession of 34.98g of ya ice in six packages and a plastic bottle with a straw prepared for taking drugs. Police also seized as evidence a digital weighing device and a mobile phone.

Surachai taken to Phuket City Police charged with possession of Category 1 drugs.

Jenraraong was taken to Kathu Police Station and charged with possession of Category 1 drugs and illegal possession of ammunition.

Police reported that Surachai admitted that he bought the drugs through a contact on social media had had them delivered to him by postal delivery service.

Police declined to reveal further details but said they were continuing their investigation.



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Kurt | 07 May 2018 - 11:39:14

Police said they continue their investigation.  Really?
When are we going to see the thai rich influential drugs factory managers and their 'investors/bankers' on a safari photo behind a police table surrounded by police officers?
Yes, I know, it is just a dream.
And, Postal services still not use drugs dogs?

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