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Swede arrested in Phuket, faces deportation for narcotics production

Swede arrested in Phuket, faces deportation for narcotics production

PHUKET: A 34-year-old Swedish man has been arrested by Immigration officers in Phuket and is facing deportation for collaborating in the production of narcotics.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 28 February 2023, 06:28PM

The arrest came as part of the ‘Phuket Crime - Free’ campaign,  involving some 100 officers including Immigration, regular police and Tourist Police, Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commander Col Jirasak Siemsak announced today (Feb 28).

Officers arrested the Swedish national, named in Thai language as ‘Christopher Daniel Yokim Boy’, at about 11am, Col Jjirsak said.

The Swede’s permit to stay in the country had been revoked “because he is an offender and conspired with other defendants in the production and possession of narcotic substances”, Col Jirsak said.

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“Such behavior constitutes a person prohibited [from staying in the country] under Immigration Act 1979,” Col Jirsak continued.

No further details of the arrest were announced. More details of the arrest and the drugs operation are expected to be released.

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Kurt | 02 March 2023 - 07:46:14

Not so fast! That Col. is the arresting officer only. He is not a prosecutor and not a judge. We wait for reading details and proof. So far no table with drugs photos.

DeKaaskopp | 01 March 2023 - 14:05:23

Great news ! Another lowlife probably gone soon ! 

JohnC | 01 March 2023 - 09:21:06

Can help laughing my head off about this 'Phuket Crime - Free' campaign. Some 100 offficers involved including immigration, tourist and regular police sounds a bit low for the numbers of corrupt officials here. Better add another zero to that figure to be closer to the truth. 

JohnC | 01 March 2023 - 09:17:04

Sounds suspiciously like trumped up charges. Narcotics production can mean anything, or nothing. Cannabis has been made legal, so has kratom. If the RTP wants us to believe this is genuine then provide details about what he has supposedly done wrong. Being a Swede he may have just been making snus for him and his Scandi mates, which is also a narcotic (tobacco).


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