Pattaya Daily News

16 October 2010 :: 13:10:40 pm 44129

French National Arrested for Possession of Illegal Substance

Information received from undercover police led to the successful arrest of a foreigner caught buying and selling marihuana to tourist in Pattaya.
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Pattaya, 16th October 2010 [Pattaya Daily News] Due to information received from an undercover team, at 2.00am, Pattaya Police Investigator Lieutenant Witsanu Chaisuwan and his team conducted a sting operation, purchasing marihuana from the suspect concerned with 2,000 baht outside a 7 Eleven store where he was known be selling the illegal substance to tourists.

The suspect, Mr. Amellal Mourad a French National, was reported to have arrived at the scene on a blue Honda Wave motorbike without registration plates which led to his immediate arrest before being questioned and searched.

He was found to be in possession of the marihuana contained in two cigarettes in his pocket. The search was extended to his residence in Soi Thepprasit 5/1, where 1.2 gram of marihuana bar, equipment for smoking and various cigarette packs were discovered. Mr. Mourad was detained at the Pattaya Police Station.

Mr. Mourad stated that he had lived in Thailand for ten years and admitted that all the evidence belonged to him. He had recently bought 2kg of marihuana for 40,000 baht, but had sold some of it, generally, selling the marihuana to his foreign friends for 1,000-2,000 baht per pack.

The information was recorded and all evidence impounded, before the suspect was sent for further investigation and legal proceedings.

Category : Crime News

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