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28 August 2008 :: 14:08:29 pm 10617

Major Drugs Dealer Hangs Himself In Private Cell

At 04.00, on August 27th, 2008, Pol.Lt.Col.Winit Phan-argard, Chonburi, was notified by police sergeant that a suspect had hung himself in a prison cell. Pol.Col.Wanchai Akapornpitch, superintendent and Doctor Supot Puanglamyai, forensic laboratory, Chonburi hospital, inspected a deceased body of Mr. Manop Bpothong (44), a drugs dealer suspect from Bangkok, who had hung himself with his short sleeves shirt on the iron bar and found no foul play.
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According to the investigation – On August 26th, 2008, Mr. Manop was arrested for drugs trafficking after Chonburi police had detected the information and pretended to buy the drugs from him, by making an appointment for the drugs delivery on the side of Bypass road, in front of PTT petrol station, Moo 2, Baan Nork Karng Kork, Baan Suan, Chonburi,

Mr. Manop came by a bronze Chevrolet car, license No. 5713, Bangkok, to deliver 20,500 Yah Bah tablets (amphetamine). As soon as police had identified to arrest, Mr. Manob was alarmed and immediately drove away, but police managed to follow and arrest him with the evidence and finally put him in jail.

Pol.Lt.Col.Chinchote Senajak, said that Mr. Manop was imprisoned in a private cell. Presumably, while the other prisoners were asleep, he took a chance to hang himself with his shirt, in order to escape from the quilt in selling more than 20,000 Yah Bah tablets. The details of the case would be clarified, and besides, there would be a committee to investigate related police officers, to complete the file of the case.

On the same day, Mr. Pracha Tae-rat, Chonburi Mayor, with Pol.Maj.Gen. Kosol Pua-wes, deputy commander in chief section 2, joined to publish the news of the arrest of 3 drugs dealers.One of them was Mr. Manop Bpothong (44), who had hung himself in a private cell of Chonburi jail at 4am. And other 2 suspects were Mr. Wattana Kongthaworn (53), Ex-frontier police from Lopburi province and Mr. Kamolthip Suwannirote (33), from Patumthani province.

 

Mr. Pracha Tae-rat, revealed that, earlier, police investigating team had detected of a major drugs dealer, selling Yah Bah to tourist, student and teenager in the area then planed to trap them by purchasing the drugs and managed to arrest Mr. Wattana with the evidence of 500 Yah Bah tablets.

Police had extended the case and managed to arrest Mr. Manob (who had hung himself in private cell) and Mr.Kamolthep with the evidence of 37,000 Yah Bah tablets, 2 cars, 4 mobile phones, 400,000 Baht cash and 4 bank books. Suspects confessed that they bought Yah Bah from Mr. Gee Plathong, who had already been arrested and put in a jail in Bangkok.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Crime News

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