Alleged loan shark, drug users arrested in Banglamung

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Banglamung police announced the arrests of an alleged loan shark and two suspected drug users.

Thanakorn Khamsrisuk, 28, was taken into custody in his Soi Sukhumvit 72 home Nov. 9. Inside, officers found records of loans to more than 20 people. Officers claim he confessed to loan sharking, but not to dealing drugs as investigators had assumed.

Thanakorn Khamsrisuk has been remanded to custody to answer charges of illegal money lending. Thanakorn Khamsrisuk has been remanded to custody to answer charges of illegal money lending.

Police next moved to a house on nearby Soi Watbunsamohan 11 where Jind Nim-ied, 32, and Cholthorn Kerdwandee, 24, were arrested. Police said they found 0.42 g. of ya ice on Nim-ied. Cholthorn tested positive for drug use, said investigators, who took both men into custody.