Pattaya police arrested a Kanchanaburi man on narcotics charges after he ran a checkpoint in South Pattaya.
Wirat Phophon, 31, was captured after a 4 a.m. police pursuit that led officers from Soi Kophai and up Sukhumvit Road June 28. Officers found 2 ten-gram packs of “ice” and 20 ya ba pills hidden under the bumper of his Toyota pickup.
Police said Virat confessed to having the drugs for personal use. However, officers found a bank book with a balance of 100,000 baht and believe he is a dealer.
Pattaya police arrested Wirat Phophon for possession of illicit drugs.