Drugs, weapons again recovered in periodic raid of Pattaya prison

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Another raid of the Pattaya Remand Prison in Nong Plalai again turned up caches of illegal drugs and weapons.

More than 200 officers and volunteers led by Banglamung District Chief Chawalit Saeng-Uthai tossed cells around 5 a.m. Feb. 28. Drug paraphernalia and methamphetamines were found in lockers used by two inmates, as well as copious numbers of makeshift knives, pornographic magazines and antibiotics that could be used in narcotics.

Officers display the cache of drugs, weapons and other paraphernalia confiscated during a search of Pattaya Remand Prison in Nong Plalai. Officers display the cache of drugs, weapons and other paraphernalia confiscated during a search of Pattaya Remand Prison in Nong Plalai.

Warden Somchai Wimansak said raids are done periodically to stem the flow of drugs, mobile phones and other contraband in and out of the prison, which currently houses 3,571 inmates, more than three times the number it was built for. Only 60 guards are employed to watch over the facility.