Inspecting a nighttime food delivery for 22-year-old Banthit Chomyong, Sen. Sgt. Maj. Prasan Khrongsith found sticky rice, water, soda and eight pieces of fried chicken. One thigh, however, had a plastic bag protruding from under the skin. Removing the bag, the officer discovered 14 methamphetamine pills.
By the time police discovered the ya ba, the delivery girls were long gone.
Already imprisoned on ya ba possession charges, Banthit was summoned by police who demanded the name and addresses of his girlfriend and a woman who accompanied her. He complied, but police initially were unable to locate her.
Prasan admitted that the jail’s warden doesn’t usually allow after-hours food deliveries, but figured he could take this package if he inspected it well. Once he discovered the drugs, however, he looked up to find the delivery girls gone.