Police arrest 3 in methamphetamine crackdown

Friday, 30 March 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 13 By  Boonlua Chatree

Police seized about 5 grams of crystal methamphetamines and 74 ya ba tablets in the arrests of three alleged members of a local drug-dealing network.

Boonthom Withet, 42; Suwan Seekhum, 36; and Aakhom Ungthawee, 28, were taken in the custody during separate arrests March 15.

The arrests came following a police informant’s tip that a drug deal would occur on Pratamnak Soi 4. Officers arrived to find Boonthom allegedly waiting for a customer. On her police said they found 0.81 g. of ya ice and 3 methamphetamine tablets.

All three were charged with possession and distribution of Class 1 narcotics.All three were charged with possession and distribution of Class 1 narcotics.

Interrogating her, police said they learned Seekhum was allegedly dealing meth on Soi Khopai. They found and arrested him, seizing 1.47 g. of crystal meth and four ya ba pills.

Further interrogation lead to Aakhom, who was alleged to be a much larger dealer. A sting set up at the Classic Inn Hotel on Thepprasit Soi 2 resulted in his arrest and the seizure of 2.06 g. of ice and 67 ya ba tablets.

All three were charged with possession and distribution of Class 1 narcotics.

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