Missing motorbike leads police to 600 ya ba tablets, 3 arrests

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Police investigating a stolen motorbike discovered 600 methamphetamine tablets and arrested three men after tracking a missing license plate back to a drug den.

Pichet “Turn” Mukdadilok, 23, of Trang; Jittiwat “Taey” Ruenarom, 31, of Banglamung; and 40-year-old Sanya Peungpo of Samut Prakarn were taken into custody Jan. 22 after officers traced a missing motorbike back to the suspected drug gang members. A loaded 9 mm handgun, Honda Wave motorbike and Honda Civic were also seized with the 600 ya ba pills.

Pichet “Turn” Mukdadilok, Jittiwat “Taey” Ruenarom, and Sanya Peungpo are taken into custody for motorcycle theft and drugs possession. Pichet “Turn” Mukdadilok, Jittiwat “Taey” Ruenarom, and Sanya Peungpo are taken into custody for motorcycle theft and drugs possession.

Coffee shop employee Vilasinee Boonying, 21, had reported her bike stolen earlier in the day. Police discovered its license plate was traded for five ya ba tablets by a man identified only as “Boy” and went after the dealer.

They found Pichet in his Naklua apartment with the other arrests stemming from his capture.