Poor-selling meatballs lead to drug arrest for Naklua woman

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Admitting that meatball sales haven’t been enough to pay the rent, a 21-year-old Naklua woman was arrested for picking up a delivery of 400 methamphetamine pills police allege she planned to sell.

A Banglamung police officer was tipped off to the drugs Jan. 5 when he spotted a motorcyclist throw a plastic bag near a power pole behind Banglamung Hospital. The officer staked out the site he said Cha-em Thongkrasan stopped at the pole and picked up the package.

Cha-em Thongkrasan was caught with 400 methamphetamine pills. Cha-em Thongkrasan was caught with 400 methamphetamine pills.

Pulling the package out of her pocket, the officer said he found 400 ya ba tablets.

Police said Cha-em confessed to taking up drug dealing to supplement her food cart work, which has been suffering. She said she had so far made three deliveries of methamphetamines and used the money to support her children.

Police questioned the woman for her alleged dealer’s name and are pushing the drug trail as far as they can take it.