Double arrests yield 4,000 ya ba tablets

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Police and military officials seized more than 4,000 methamphetamine pills in two arrests in Sattahip and Jomtien Beach.

Anek Yaembuppa, 33, and Somyos Thosura, 25, were apprehended Jan. 19. Anek was caught with 4,000 ya ba tablets and Somyos with 200.

The drug haul came after Somyos was arrested in at a house on Soi Yang-ngam in Sattahip with the 200 tablets. Upon interrogation, he ratted out his alleged supplier, Anek. He cooperated with police to set up a buy of 400 tablets at near the Tonhaad restaurant on Jomtien Beach Road.

Officers made the arrest, then led Anek back to his nearby apartment where they allegedly found the other 3,600 pills.

Somyos Thosura (left) and Anek Yaembuppa (right) were arrested for passion with intent to sell narcotics.Somyos Thosura (left) and Anek Yaembuppa (right) were arrested for passion with intent to sell narcotics.