Alleged Samae San drug dealer arrested in raid

Friday, 04 April 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 14 By  Patcharapol Panrak

Sattahip police seized more than 300 methamphetamine pills when they raided the apartment of a major drug dealer in the Samae San fishing village.

Thongsuk “Kokae Samae San’” Thapthim, 54, was arrested at his rented room in Moo 2 while trying to flush 337 ya ba pills down the toilet during the March 24 raid. Officers retrieved the pills before they were destroyed.

Sattahip officials alleged Thongsuk had been selling ya ba to foreign workers and fishing crews in Samae San while renting a room and nearby and storing drugs there.

Police announce the arrest of Thongsuk “Kokae Samae San’” Thapthim for allegedly trafficking in ya ba.Police announce the arrest of Thongsuk “Kokae Samae San’” Thapthim for allegedly trafficking in ya ba.

Police said Thongsuk confessed he had been selling drugs for a long time and had never been arrested. He said he used the funds to pay off gambling losses and had purchased the drugs from an inmate at Chonburi Prison.

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