Suspected ya-ba dealer crashes bike, gets arrested

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A suspected drug dealer who tried to flee after spotting a Banglamung Police checkpoint crashed his motorbike and ended up recovering in a jail cell.

Niwat Suda, 20, was arrested after police found 14 methamphetamine tablets in his pocket following the Wednesday accident near Soi Nernplubwan and Soi 2.  A pillion passenger identified only as “Pae” escaped.

Police said 28 officers were staffing the checkpoint when Niwat and Pae approached.  They suddenly turned and tried to escape, but smashed into a garbage can.

Niwat Suda, left, helps police with their enquires after being arrested on Wednesday, March 2.Niwat Suda, left, helps police with their enquires after being arrested on Wednesday, March 2.

Police said Niwat confessed he was a drug delivery boy who received up to 1,000 baht a trip.  He told officers he was en route to deliver to a man named “Nut” in front of Sawang Boriboon School.