Peg-legged man arrested on drug charges


Sattahip police and district officials arrested a one-legged teenager accused of dealing drugs in Plutaluang.

Thossapol Somanat, 18, was captured March 11 following a busted sting operation outside the Sirisa 10 Village. An undercover officer had tried to purchase 20 methamphetamine tablets, but Thossapol saw the cops coming and fled. The chase ended when his prosthetic leg broke after crashing his motorbike into a ditch.

Police found the 20 ya ba pills on his person and another 23 pills, 300 g. of marijuana and a homemade 12-gauge shotgun in his room at Thossapol Car Care.

Police said Thossapol confessed and named his supplies of the illegal gun and narcotics.