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10 April 2013 :: 17:04:37 pm 73756

Police Checkpoint Snares 7 Addicts And A Dealer

A police checkpoint on soi Threppasit caught 7 drug addicts and a drug dealer. One suspect was 52-year-old female juice vendor who admitted being a long-time meth addict. Police caught the dealer with an undercover “sting” drug purchase.
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PATTAYA – April 10, 2013, at 1:30 a.m., an arrests was made of a drug dealer, after several of his customers were arrested at a police checkpoint. The arrests were made by Pol. Capt. Seksak Arthornkijjawat, Deputy Inspector, Pattaya police station, Chonburi province, with the police team.

The dealer was identified as Mr. Natthaphong Tangjaidee, age 35. Police seized the evidence of 20 pills of amphetamines, and 5 clear plastic bags that contained ya-ice totaling 4.37 grams.

The 7 drug addicts nabbed at the police checkpoint consisted of 6 males and a 52-year-old female. Officers restrained all defendants to investigate at Pattaya police station.

The police team had set up the checkpoint to inspect for illegal items and to protect against crimes including drugs and the stealing of property. The checkpoint was set up on Soi Thepprasit 5, Moo 12, Tambon Nong Preu, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province.

At the middle of the soi, the police inspected a group of teenagers and found drugs on them. They expanded the investigation to entrap their dealer in a “sting” purchase of drugs.

The suspects arranged for the lure purchase of drugs from Mr. Natthaphong, and made appointment for him to deliver drugs beside the Lotus department store in Soi Thepprasit. When Mr. Natthaphong came to deliver drugs, the police arrested him and seized the evidence.

The group of addicts included a female, age 52, who is a vendor of roti and fruit juice. She confessed that she was addicted to amphetamines for a long time. She always bought them to consume when she was selling her products. If on any day she could earn a profit from selling, she would buy amphetamines to consume, and pay 250 THB per meth pill.

After their initial investigation, the police made notes for evidence, and then restrained all of the defendants to send to the investigation officer to prosecute further according to the law.

Reporter : Amnoychai Malila   Photo : Amnoychai Malila   Category : Crime News

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