Police briefs Friday 8 – 14 April 2011

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Ubon woman arrested on drug, gun charges

Undercover police arrested an Ubon Ratchathani woman suspected of dealing methamphetamines.

Saisamorn Suwanthep, 29, was taken into custody after officers allegedly purchased 10,000 baht in ya ice from her at a room on Soi 17. A search of the premises also netted a hand-made gun, ya ba tablets and more ya ice.

Police said Saisamorn confessed to buying the drugs from a large Pattaya dealer in order to sell to youths at entertainment venues and use herself.

Police seek son missing after laundry owner killed in East Pattaya

Police are searching for a 17-year-old Soi Khao Noi youth who disappeared after his mother was found dead in the parking near their home.

Itthiphol Ngamying has not been seen since the blood-soaked body of 44-year-old Somwang Ngamying was found under a pickup truck at the Chok Chai Garden Home development Saturday. With a 20cm knife protruding from her neck, Somwang was pronounced dead at the scene.

Husband Niwat, 47, and daughter Nayana, 22, along with shocked neighbors grieved over the death of the well-liked laundry owner and said they were baffled why anyone would kill her.

Nayana said her mother had gone outside around 5 a.m. with a cup of coffee to take a walk. When she didn’t return, Nayana said she got worried. The daughter said she was always friendly with customers of their two laundry shops and that her mother never went out wearing expensive jewelry.

Police are not linking the missing Itthiphol with her death, but said they simply want to talk with him. Investigators speculated Somwang might also have seen burglars who wanted to cover their tracks.