On the 29th of August at 4 p.m Police held a press conference regarding the arrest of 19 year old Mr. Vithavas or Pae Taancharoen, along with 50 grams of crystal meth, a handgun and the confiscation of a black 318 BMW
Police stated that Vithavas has been illegally distributing drugs in Pattaya and the surrounding areas and that he bought the drugs from a penitentiary in Chonburi which he ordered by telephone.
Police present the dealer along with his , gun, drugs and BMW to the press.
Vithavas would then sell the drugs on to teenagers and tourists, therefore the police mounted a sting operation to buy some drugs from him.
After the arrest it also became clear that Vithavas was the gunman who fatally shot an 18 year old Thai man named Mr. Vichit in an un-named drugstore some time back.