A drug sweep through Naklua led to several arrests by Pattaya police for drug and weapons possession.
Nirut Tancharoen, 29, was captured during a sting operation at his house shortly after midnight Nov. 30. Inside the residence police found more than a gram of crystal methamphetamines, supplies for selling packets of ya ice and a loaded Thai-made handgun.
Police bring the entire ya ba gang out to show off to the press.
Shortly after, investigators arrested Chanchai Niewthong, 25, on Sukhumvit Road near the Luad Moo Khun Sri restaurant. A search of his house uncovered 100 ya ba tablets.
Also picked up were 3 others who happened to be with the alleged dealers.