Pattaya Daily News

19 January 2011 :: 16:01:17 pm 49090

Police and Drugs Officials Determined to Clean up Pattaya

A major drug distributor has been arrested and charged for the sale and distribution of drugs in and around Pattaya after previously bailing his self out of prison and continuing with the sale of illegal substances.
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Pattaya, 18th January 2011 [Pattaya Daily News]: At 06.00 a.m. the authorities of the 6 institutions, Police General Nantawut Suwanlaorng from the Pattaya Police Station, Police Lieutenant Krisakorn Thonginn, Mr. Pramook Wichaanbricha, Special Investigations Officer DSI, Mr. Montri Imjai Police Official Police Station Part 2, an official of the Anti-Money Laundering Office, Administers of the district Banglamung and Police Gerndarmes of Chonburi, together with more than 100 men associated with the means of the Pattaya Provincial court, law no.47/2554 to close the case of the 15th January 2011, at Sala Daeng Resort 381/81 Soi Chawiang Resort Moo 12, Nongbrue, banglamung, Chonburi, the residence of a major drug distributor which was used as a distribution and storage center for drugs that was sold on to other dealers and smaller agents in Pattaya.

Mr. Wongsawan Ketanan aged 21, a.k.a “Om Jomtien” (which translates to ‘invocation of Jomtien’) was arrested after police received information on his movements along with is 19 year old girlfriend, Ornut Sithiwong, who originally resided at, 13/1 Moo 8, Bong Banglamung, Chonburi.

A search of the premises Sal Daeng, resulted in the confiscation of equipment used for the drug ‘Ice’, 2 Yabba pills, numerous plastic bags used as containers for the drug ‘Ice’, 103,500 Baht in cash, an illegal firearm automatic CZ 9mm gun, 1 magazine, 14 9mm bullets, 4 mobile phones and 1 black Honda Wave 125 motorbike (license งพร 788 Chonburi).

Mr.Wongsawan or ‘Om Jomtien’ told police that he only carried drugs for his own personal use, was not a major distributor and the rented room at the resort was used as a temporary place for him and his girlfriend to stay.

Police say they have very clear evidence of Mr. Wongsawan’s guilt and that he had an unusually large amount of money which he had on previous occasions used to bail his self out of prison when arrested on drug charges, after which, he would continue with his sales of illegal substances.

Officials from the Anti-Money Laundering Office have investigated and questioned, both, the suspect and the resort in order to gather evidence for use in solving the case.

Officials have thoroughly searched the residence of Mr. Wongsawan, in Soi 3 of Jomtien on the Beach Road, as they believed that drugs where hidden within. However, there were no signs of any illegal substance. Officials of the Anti-Money Laundering Office have investigated all of Mr. Wongsawans assets and belongings and found that he is owner of a car, which the police believe he bought with the proceeds from the sale of drugs. The car was confiscated for further investigations. The investigations continued with the questioning his parents and relatives.

The officials concluded that Mr. Wongsawan a.ka. Om Jomtien, is a major drug distributor in Pattaya , with a large circle of friends and sellers . The police have kept a record from their continuous investigations, monitoring and collection of data as evidence for the sentencing of Mr. Wongsawan, after he previously disappeared after putting up his own bail money.

All items that have been confiscated will be used as evidence against Mr. Wongsawans, while investigations will continue, as police believe his friends and agents are still trafficking drugs in Pattaya. The police are determined to catch all dealers in order to combat drug trafficking.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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