Pattaya police arrest ‘major’ crystal meth dealer

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Authorities arrested Sitthichai “Poy Wattam” Mayam, allegedly in possession of 100 grams of crystal meth.
Authorities arrested Sitthichai “Poy Wattam” Mayam, allegedly in possession of 100 grams of crystal meth.

A man police call a “major” Pattaya-area crystal methamphetamine dealer has been arrested.

Authorities brought Sitthichai “Poy Wattam” Mayam, 34, to a police news conference Jan. 23, along with 100 grams of crystal meth they seized from him. Police also confiscated his car, motorbike, gold jewelry and amulets, mobile phone and a video of him allegedly transferring cash to his supplier.

Pattaya’s police chief, Pol. Col. Apichai Kroppech said Sitthichai has been operating in Pattaya and Banglamung for years and grown into a major dealer.

Sitthichai confessed he obtained drugs from another man in Sriracha, buying up to a kilogram of ya ice at a time for 40,000 baht. He’d then sell it with a 20 percent markup and transfer the funds to his supplier.