Sattahip authorities seize 20,000 ya ba tablets, arrest 4

Friday, 15 November 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 46 By  Patcharapol Panrak

Authorities seized 20,000 methamphetamine tablets and other drugs when they arrested four Sattahip residents suspected of dealing drugs in the east for an inmate behind bars in Nakhon Ratchasima.

Suchart Ruenruang, 31, Suchada Muangphuak, 23, Sanit Ngewket, 20, and Orasa Chathongyos, 19, where captured in two separate arrests Nov. 7 by Sattahip officials, area police and Royal Thai Navy narcotics officers. Officers seized the 20,000 ya ba tablets, 407.7 g. of crystal methamphetamines and a Nissan compact.

Suchart Ruenruang, Suchada Muangphuak, Sanit Ngewket, and Orasa Chathongyos have been arrested with a huge cache of illegal narcotics.Suchart Ruenruang, Suchada Muangphuak, Sanit Ngewket, and Orasa Chathongyos have been arrested with a huge cache of illegal narcotics.

Lead police investigator Col. Nipon Pomsanam accused the four suspects of working for Supoj Khumsamang, 34, who is serving out a drugs conviction in central Thailand’s Klong Phai Prison.

Police said they broke the drug-dealing ring when they learned a shipment of 2,000 pills was to be delivered to Ban Chong Samae San village. Suchart and Suchada were captured at a police checkpoint with the 2,000 tablets.

Under interrogation, the couple admitted that additional pills were being stored at Theera Place in Ban Chang, police said. The other two suspects were caught there, each in possession of a single tablet. An additional 18,000 pills were found on site, police said.

Police said Suchart admitted to be working for the imprisoned drug kingpin, but said he was only a delivery person, not the actual dealer of the drugs to the public.

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