Police raid pharmacy for selling tranquilizers used to drug, rob tourists

Friday, 23 November 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 47 By  Theerarak Suthathiwong

With male tourists being drugged and robbed by area prostitutes, Pattaya police are cracking down on pharmacies illegally selling sedatives and tranquilizers.

Police raided the Diesel Pharmacy, opposite the Welcome Hotel on Second Road, Nov. 14, arresting clerk Worawuth Seeliem, 20, and seizing more than 1,000 pills.

Diesel Pharmacy clerk Worawuth Seeliem has been arrested for selling tranquilizers used to drug & rob tourists.  A warrant has been issued for the drug store’s owner. Diesel Pharmacy clerk Worawuth Seeliem has been arrested for selling tranquilizers used to drug & rob tourists.  A warrant has been issued for the drug store’s owner.

The cache included 162 Afazolam tablets, 99 Diazepam pills, 800 Xanax tabs and 17 Midazolam doses. Worawuth told police Diesel’s owner, now sought by police, has been selling the drugs for years, mostly to prostitutes and transvestites.

Pattaya police Superintendent Col. Thummanoon Mankhong said the city has experienced a number of crimes where prostitutes have slipped tranquilizers into customers’ drinks, knocking them out to be robbed. Under questioning, he said, many suspects confessed they bought the drugs at regular pharmacies.

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