Sons of Sattahip naval base official jailed on drug-dealing charges

Friday, 18 April 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 16 By  Theerarak Suthathiwong

Two sons of a government official working at the Sattahip Naval Base were arrested for allegedly dealing methamphetamines out of a publicly owned house.

District Chief Phawat Lertmukda and officers from the National Command Center for drugs captured Wassapol Saencharoen, 18, and Jirachot Romsukh, 21, during a sting operation in Moo 2 April 5. Investigators seized 154 ya ba tablets and 10,000 baht used in the transaction.

After learning of the alleged drug dealers, Sattahip and Royal Thai Navy officials set up a buy for 70 ya ba pills, exchanging the cash and drugs at a government-owned house. A further search uncovered the two men’s alleged drug stash.

NCCD Capt. Khomphan Uplanont said the homeowners are being questioned regarding their knowledge of the drug dealing going on there and paperwork has been filed to evict them from public housing.

Wassapol Saencharoen and Jirachot Romsukh have been arrested for allegedly trafficking illicit drugs.Wassapol Saencharoen and Jirachot Romsukh have been arrested for allegedly trafficking illicit drugs.

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