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21 January 2014 :: 16:01:10 pm 81597

Drug Taking Pattaya-Bangkok Minivan Drivers Arrested

Sattahip sheriff mobilised his officers to arrest minivan drivers who take passengers from Pattaya to Bangkok. The drivers would sell and consume amphetamines which they claimed kept them awake and stopped them feeling tired.
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PATTAYA – January 20, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 10.00 p.m. Mr. Phawat Lertmookda (Sattahip sheriff, Chonburi province) together with Mr. Chawat Thepthap (Deputy District Chief of Stability) and forces of special operation officers of the Centre for the Power to Overcome Narcotics made a plan to purchase drugs and arrested 4 defendants a Mr. Jaran or Ran Homglob, aged 44, who is a van driver from Bangkok-Pattaya-Jomtien, number 48/50, with the allegation of having narcotics in possession for selling, together with exhibits of 3 amphetamine pills a Mr. Wutthirat or A Tengyaem, aged 37, who is a van driver route Bangkok-Pattaya-Jomtien, number 48/52, with the allegation of consuming amphetamines, Mr. Nathee or Daeng Chuea-kham-dee, aged 50, with the allegation of having narcotics in possession for selling, together with 12 amphetamine pills a Mr. Nong or Dam Soodchada, aged 43, with the allegation of having narcotics in possession illegally, together with exhibits of 2 amphetamine pills.

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Mr. Phawat Lertmookda (Sattahip sheriff) revealed that the arrest of this drug gang was due to a amphetamine addict which she told her ex-husband that was Mr. Ran sold amphetamines to a group of van drivers in area of Pattaya city therefore the officers made the plan to purchase drugs with marked banknotes from Mr. Ran at a price of 400 THB at a PTT petrol pump, Moo 12 Tambon Na Jomtien, Amphur Sattahip, Chonburi province. The officers exposed themselves to arrest the defendants while they were delivering amphetamines in a van. The officers found 1 amphetamine pill and the marked banknotes so they kept them for evidence. Moreover, the officers also arrested a Mr. A who was the van driver of the same route that bought amphetamines from Mr. Ran. ce.

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Initially, the officers detained all defendants together with exhibits to send them to the investigation officer to prosecute further according to the law and coordinated with the Department of Land Transport in order to inspect the van drivers in area of Pattaya city. After the defendants implicated that there were more than 20 van drivers who consumed amphetamines.

Reporter : Nattaphummint   Photo : Nattaphummint   Category : Crime News

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