British-Thai man arrested on drug-dealing charges

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Chonburi anti-drug officers arrested a British-Thai man and a friend for attempting to sell 598 methamphetamine tablets.

Special Affairs Division crime suppression officers apprehended Rung Hokgenhul, 23, and alleged accomplice Rujiroj Theskhum, 22, at the Nernprakok intersection in Ban Chang Oct. 6.

Officers had been tipped off to a drug meet where the two suspects were allegedly selling 598 ya ba tablets. The drugs were found in a hidden compartment in Rung’s motorbike.

Rung Hokgenhul (right) and Rujiroj Theskhum have been arrested and charged with possessing 598 methamphetamine tablets. Rung Hokgenhul (right) and Rujiroj Theskhum have been arrested and charged with possessing 598 methamphetamine tablets.

Authorities said the two confessed to being a broker for a major drug dealer in Nernprakok and said they were paid in drugs for personal use, not cash.