Bangkok cabbie arrested with drugs, handgun

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A Bangkok taxi driver in town to escape flooding was arrested with crystal methamphetamines, ecstasy and a loaded handgun in his car.

Wiwat Wongsankh, 35, was apprehended at a central Pattaya police checkpoint Nov. 11. Three ecstasy pills, 1.5 g. of ya ice, a 9 mm. pistol and drug paraphernalia was recovered from his sedan.

Bangkok cabbie Wiwat Wongsankh confessed that the gun was his, and that he was high, but the drugs weren’t his. Bangkok cabbie Wiwat Wongsankh confessed that the gun was his, and that he was high, but the drugs weren’t his.

Wiwat, who tested positive for meth use, reportedly confessed to owning the gun, but denied knowledge of the drugs or paraphernalia found.

The Bangkok cabbie said he and his family had come to Pattaya to attend a funeral and that he had rented a house in Naklua to stay at while flood waters threatened his neighborhood in the capital. He admitted to using drugs that day and said he’d been shopping and was simply returning home when the police pulled him over.