Pattaya Daily News

25 December 2012 :: 14:12:28 pm 69752

Sattahip Cops Bust Big Cambodian Female Dealer

A 42-year-old Cambodian female food vendor who for years had been a major supplier of amphetamine pills for Thailand dealers was arrested by police, along with four other suspects. Police set up undercover sting drug buys of the sub dealers until they had enough evidence to arrest her.
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SATTAHIP – December 24, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 2 p.m., the arrests of 5 Cambodians for drug dealing that included their supplier was announced by Pol. Col. Chonnaphat Nawalak, Superintendent, Sattahip police station; together with Pol. Lt. Col. Prakorb Saengpring, Deputy Superintendent; Pol. Lt. Col. Niphon Pomsanarm, Deputy Superintendent; Pol. Lt. Col. Thapanat Chayarnphat, Inspector; and the detective police team.

The long-time Cambodian drug dealer and supplier of amphetamines to other dealers was identified as Mrs. Lee, age 42, occupation food vendor. She was caught with 400 amphetamine pills. The other four suspects arrested along with the seized evidence were:

Ms. Sujinan or Jaeng Romsuk, age 18, 35 amphetamine pills seized and 2,200 THB banknotes used for the lure purchase;

Mr. Thaviphop or Loh Sarakham, age 18, caught with 10 amphetamine pills, and 2,2000 THB banknotes for the lure purchase;

Mr. Chawa or wa Chornsri, age 28, caught with 0.5 grams of ya-ice and 500 THB banknotes for the lure purchase;

and Mr. Veerawat or Got Malai, age 19, charged with consuming amphetamines.

Pol. Col. Chonnaphat Nawalak, Superintendent, Sattahip police station, said that a police investigation revealed that Mrs. Lee was coming to Thailand working as a food vendor to conceal her drug smuggling activities from the police. After crossing the border, she would sell the amphetamines to the sub dealers.

The police made plan to trap Mrs. Lee by initially making lure purchases of the sub dealers, beginning with Ms. Sujinan. Police continued making undercover drug purchases from the other dealers until they had enough evidence to arrest Mrs. Lee.

After her arrest, Mrs. Lee confessed that she came to live in Thailand for many years by working as a food vendor to conceal her illegal activities from the police. She had smuggled the drugs into Thailand via the border of Sakaew province.

Each time Mrs. Lee would smuggle between 2,000-4,000 amphetamine pills, and then distribute the pills to the sub dealers. The pills were mostly bought by Thai customers and Cambodian crews in the Tambon Samaesarn and Tambon Bang Saray areas.

Most of the money from the drug dealing was sent back to Cambodia to the amphetamine suppliers. Some money was sent to Mrs. Lee’s family to build a house and afford a comfortable lifestyle.

Reporter : Nattaphummint   Photo : Nattaphummint   Category : Crime News

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