A team of officers led by Thalang Police Chief Lt Col Theerawat Liamsuwan raided a hut amid jungle in Moo 9 Pa Khlok, at 5pm.
The raid aimed to apprehend Mahmut “Adisak” Hormwan, who is wanted on three separate arrest warrants issued by the Phuket Provincial Court, specifically warrants 418/2557, 989/2558 and 561/2559.
However, he is believed to have fled the scene before the officers arrived and escaped arrest.
At the jungle hut, however, the officers seized 3,030 meth pills in total, all branded “WY”, in a variety of sealed blue bags. The officers noted that the meth pills varied in colour, comprising 1,400 orange pills, 1,600 red pills and 30 green pills.
They also seized a standard Royal Thai Army .22-calibre rile and 25 rounds of ammunition.
Police are continuing their hunt for Mahmut.
* UPDATE: The suspect fled before police arrived and was not apprehended, as originally reported. The error in reporting is deeply regretted.