Police break up North Pattaya drug party, seized 150 ya ba tablets

Wednesday, 19 January 2011 From Issue Vol. XIX No. 3 By  Boonlua Chatree

Police seized 150 methamphetamine tablets when they raided a North Pattaya restaurant where seven people were having a private drug party.

Officers who stormed the Kokhun Restaurant on North Road around 1 a.m. Jan. 5 found seven people in a smoky room consuming ya ba. Searching the drug users, they found 70 ya ba tablets on 28-year-old Chaiyaporn Chaophopra and another 70 pills on 28-year-old Sorapong Krajai. Officers also discovered a loaded 38-caliber pistol.

Chaiyaporn and Sorapong have been charged with possession with intent to sell, as well as illegal possession of a firearm. Chaiyaporn and Sorapong have been charged with possession with intent to sell, as well as illegal possession of a firearm.

Chaiyaporn and Sorapong admitted to organizing the party and selling the drugs for 300 baht a pill to participants. They were charged with possession with intent to sell, as well as illegal possession of a firearm.

The other five party attendees all tested positive for ya ba use and were charged with drug possession.

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