American, Thai lover arrested for Pattaya drug dealing

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American Bart Allen Helmus and his Thai girlfriend Sirinapa Wisetrit were arrested with 988 grams of ya ice, a 22-caliber handgun, bullets and drug-packaging paraphernalia.
American Bart Allen Helmus and his Thai girlfriend Sirinapa Wisetrit were arrested with 988 grams of ya ice, a 22-caliber handgun, bullets and drug-packaging paraphernalia.

An American man and his Thai girlfriend were arrested on charges of selling crystal methamphetamines in Pattaya.

Bart Allen Helmus, 39, and Sirinapa Wisetrit, 30, were captured July 13 with 988 grams of ya ice, a 22-caliber handgun, bullets and drug-packaging paraphernalia.

The arrest came in a sting operation where the pair were tricked into selling undercover officers 10 grams of crystal meth in front of the Kwanjai Apartment on Naklua Soi 29/1. Officers then found additional drugs at their Ananya Beachfront Condominium on Naklua Soi 16.

Police said Helmus confessed he bought the drugs over the internet and, with the help of his girlfriend, sold them to local Thais and foreigners. He said he received drugs from his supplier via the Thai postal system.