Pattaya Daily News

19 September 2012 :: 14:09:55 pm 66728

Civil Defense Volunteer Caught Dealing Drugs

Pattaya police arrested a 35-year-old Civil Defense volunteer and his 19-year-old girlfriend for selling amphetamines and ya-ice. He was caught after other arrested drug users named him as their supplier. Police suspect he had been dealing drugs for a long time in Pattaya.
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PATTAYA – September 18, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 7 p.m., the arrest of a couple for dealing amphetamines and ya-ice was announced by Pol. Lt. Col. Anake Sathongyu, Inspector, Pattaya police station, Chonburi province; Pol. Lt. Seksak Arthornkijjawat, Deputy Inspector; the police team and the volunteer police.

The police arrested the two defendants at Soi behind Wat Nong Or or Wat Tai Hee, central Pattaya Moo 9 Tambon Nong Preu, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province. The police restrained them to investigate and prosecute at the Pattaya police station.

The male suspect was identified as Mr. Lakchai Nanthawat or Boy, age 35, address 177 Moo 7 Tambon Nong Preu, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province. Mr. Lakchai also works as a Civil Defense volunteer.

Also arrested was his girlfriend, Ms. Wan, age 19, address 7 Moo 10 Tambon Kangteng, Amphur Koodkhaopoon, Ubonratchathani province.

 

Police seized the evidence of 25 amphetamine tablets and 2.11 grams of ya-ice, as well as equipment to consume the ya-ice and amphetamines. The also seized the suspect’s automobile, a red Toyota Corona, license number KOR THOR-8292 Chonburi. The flashy car had been customized for high-speed driving.

Police began investigating the two suspects after their drug customers were arrested. They told police that they bought their drugs from Mr. Lakchai, the man who drives the decorated red car and was the drug dealer in the area.

The police then put Mr. Lakchai under surveillance and later arrested him while he was driving the car with his girlfriend in the Soi behind Wat Nong in central Pattaya. After they stopped Mr. Lakchai’s vehicle, police asked to search in their bodies and their car to find illegal items.

During the searching, Mr. Lakchai showed police his card as a Civil Defense Volunteer of the center of Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province, along with his calling name, Chaiyapreuk 345. He showed police the card to prove he was working for the government in Civil Defense. But police disregarded his attempt to avoid arrest.

 

While searching his car, police found 5 methamphetamine tablets and 0.40 grams of ya-ice, which were in a clear plastic bag hidden in a chewing gum box. Police also seized other equipment to consume ya-ice. After police arrested the two defendants, they confessed that they bought amphetamine and ya-ice to consume. The police then brought the two defendants to search their apartment at the nearby World Group complex.

The police searched room 402 in the complex, and found and seized 20 amphetamine tables, 1.71 grams of ya-ice, equipment to consume ya-ice and amphetamine, and other equipment to prepare the drugs for selling.

Initially, the defendants confessed that they just bought ya-ice and amphetamine for consuming for themselves. However, the police didn’t believe them and suspect the couple of dealing drugs for a long time. Police also believe Mr. Lakchai had used his Civil Defense Volunteer duties to help conceal his drug dealing from the police.

The police charged the couple with possessing Type-1 drugs (amphetamine and ya-ice) to sell illegally. The suspects were sent to the investigation officer to prosecute according to the law.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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