British teacher arrested for selling drugs to hookers

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A British computer teacher has been arrested for allegedly dealing crystal methamphetamines to prostitutes from his Soi Buakaow apartment.

Steven Palmer, 42, a Mathayom 4-6 instructor at Sattahip School, was captured by Chonburi Provincial Police in an April 22 sting operation. He was caught accepting 4,000 baht for 1.3 g. of crystal meth.

Steven Palmer has been remanded in custody for allegedly selling illicit drugs to an undercover agent. Steven Palmer has been remanded in custody for allegedly selling illicit drugs to an undercover agent.

Police searching the single-room flat recovered ice, a digital scale and plastic bags.

Police said Palmer has taught children in Sattahip for two years, but has stayed off and on in Thailand for seven years.

Officers said he admitted to buying 25 grams of ya ice from another British man to sell to Pattaya bargirls to supplement his 30,000 baht monthly salary.