Searches of two apartments yields drug haul, 4 arrests

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Police arrested four suspected drug dealers and seized a large cache of methamphetamines in searches of two apartments in Pattaya and Jomtien Beach.

Chamnan Chuanchouen, 28, was apprehended as he was walking after midnight April 13 near the Spanish Condo on Sukhumvit Road. Under investigation by Crime Suppression officers, Chamnam was not found to be carrying anything illegal, but disclosed he was en route to visit three women friends. Police followed him to their apartment.

All four have been charged with possession of Class 1 narcotics with intent to sell. All four have been charged with possession of Class 1 narcotics with intent to sell.

Inside police found 3.4 g. of crystal meth and 19 ya ba tablets. Officers arrested the apartment’s three occupants, Thamporn Chimpalee, 27; Atitiya Srisamphan, 22; and Danida La-or, 27.

Officers also recovered a key for another apartment, which Chamnan admitted was for a room he rented for the 22-year-old Issan woman. Officers then searched the Soi Chaiyapruek 2 apartment and discovered a total of 374 ya ba tablets and 16.25 g. of ya ice.

All four were taken into custody and charged with possession with intent to sell Class 1 narcotics.