Brit arrested on drug-dealing charges in Naklua

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A British man has been arrested for allegedly selling crystal methamphetamines out of his Naklua condominium.

Simon Hall, 39, was captured in a sting operation at the Wong Amat Beach Condominium May 27. A foreign informant assisting police attempted to purchase 50,000 baht in ya ice from Simon when police swooped in to make the arrest.

In the apartment officers recovered 25.9 grams of crystal meth, two digital cameras, two phones and 50 plastic bags. Police also found evidence Hall had been visiting a relative in Pattaya Remand Prison.

Police question Simon Hall about what they allegedly found in his apartment. Police question Simon Hall about what they allegedly found in his apartment.

Police said Hall confessed to selling the drugs while living six years in Pattaya. He said he owns a furniture store in Jomtien Beach, which his wife operates. Most of his customers were foreigners, police said.

The arrest came after police nabbed Hall’s relative, Benjamin Marcor, April 30 for alleged drug dealing. Investigators allege Marcor had been Hall’s supplier. They also said Hall previously had been arrested for drug possession in Bangkok and was out on bail.