Pattaya Daily News

21 February 2010 :: 10:02:45 am 13758

Drug Bust in Pattaya: Iranian and Thai Arrested

An Iranian national found to be in possession of an expired passport and the class-1 illegal drug Ya-Ice has been arrested. Further investigations uncovered a more substantial quantity of the illegal substance located at the residence of the man and his Thai wife, who has now also been arrested on distribution and possession charges.
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Pattaya 21st February 2010 [Pattaya Daily News] At 00.10am, a sting operation  conducted by Pattaya superintendant Lieutnant General Colonel Nunthawut Suwanla-ong, Police Lieutenant General Grisakorn Thong-Inn and Police Captain Jumras Thaong Jinda, resulted in the apprehension and arrest of an Iranian man, Mr. Amir Hoshang Meskarloo, [42] in Soi Dtang-moh [Buakao].  He was found to be in possession of 0.40gram of Yah-Ice, worth 2,000 baht and a motorbike.  He was taken to Pattaya police station for further investigation.

During Mr. Meskarloo’s investigation a Thai woman, Miss Pimpan Chai Ong-art,[33] originally from Prajinburi, visited Police Captain Jumras Thaong Jinda, claiming to be Mr. Meskarloo’s wife.

When the questioning was over, the police took the couple to their residence in building no. 20/156-7, in Soi Day Night Moo. 10, South Pattaya. The three storey building had been converted to a guest house for rental purposes. Mr. Meskarloo admitted the building belonged to him.

The police searched the building finding a substantial amount of Yah-Ice in a safe in his room on the 3rd floor.  They were packed in plastic bags of 109 totaling approximately 21.5 gms along with 20 drinking straws ready to sell on to customers. Yah-Ice equipment used for the consumption of the drug was found in the sitting room.

The new Pattaya superintendant, Colonel Nunthawut Suwanla-ong, stated there have been numerous complaints of drug dealers from the Middle East supplying drugs to bar girls and tourist. The number of complaints has been on the rise and it was time to take serious action and start a clean up.

After his arrest Mr. Meskarloo denied all the charges telling police via an interpreter that all the evidences belonged to his Iranian friend. However he was not believed.

Colonel Nunthawut  said the value of the evidence found was around 328,000 baht which is enough evidence to charge the couple with possessing type 1 narcotics. On top of this, Mr.Meskarloo will be charged for staying in the country for one year with an invalid passport.

Reporter : Wirraphun   Photo : Wirraphun   Category : Crime News

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