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Police arrest 707 people over drug charges
« on: January 14, 2012, 11:10:18 AM »
The Bangkok police bureau's recent campaign against drug trafficking led to raids on nine communities, which resulted in the arrest of 707 suspects, chief Pol LtGeneral Winai Thongsong told the press yesterday.

The suspects included 244 known traffickers, 157 others suspected to be selling narcotics and 300 drug abusers, while 12 people were arrested for different charges, he said. Police also confiscated 16,982 ya ba tablets, 384 grams of crystal meth, 50 packages of marijuana, six pistols and 29 bullets, he added.

Winai also mentioned the arrest of Thepasit Thomyapariwat, 36, a temporary worker at Rajvithi Hospital, who was nabbed during a sting operation. Police found that Thepasit had been with the hospital for 14 years and taking drugs for three years. Though he got out of drug rehab just three weeks ago, he had started using again and selling ya ba to hospital staff and teenagers. Thepasit said he bought the drug from a friend in the Suthisarn area at Bt210 per tablet and then sold it at Bt240 per tablet.

Insisting that he was not related to singer Ronnachai "Ord Kiribun" Thomyapariwat, Thepasit said he earned Bt6,000 per month, but his mother owed money to loan sharks and he sold ya ba to pay off the loans.

In another case, Makkasan police arrested taxi driver Boonchuay Liabsaeng, 38, on Rama 9 Road on Thursday night with 170 ya ba tablets in his possession.

He confessed that he made drug deals on the phone before customers wired him the money and he delivered the drugs. He said he was forced to deal in drugs because the recent floods had forced him to fall behind in his car payments.

In yet another case, Huai Khwang police arrested Arun Phutthaisong, 20, for having 880 ya ba tablets and two grams of crystal meth in his possession. Police also confiscated the Bt200,000 they found on the suspect's person, Winai added.

In related news, Alongkorn Rermprachathipathai, 25, and girlfriend Preeyanuch Phutthikorn, 23, who were accused of running over Pol Colonel Thaweesak Daoreung, 30, during a crackdown in Soi Lat Phrao 48 on Wednesday, were taken to the Ratchadapisek Criminal Court yesterday to get approval for the initial 12 days in detention. Police said they have another 10 witnesses to interview.

The couple was caught while reportedly delivering 200 ya ba tablets and 6.8 grams of crystal meth to a customer. They confessed to murdering a policeman, attempting murder and possessing drugs with the intention to sell, the police report said.

Police are objecting to a bail release on grounds that this is a serious offence and there is a high flight risk.

After seeing Alongkorn's swollen and bruised face during a visit yesterday, his father Prapan told reporters that he hoped police officers would not hurt his son again because he had, after all, been arrested, had confessed to his crimes and was cooperating.
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Re: Police arrest 707 people over drug charges
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 06:39:45 PM »
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The Bangkok police bureau's recent campaign against drug trafficking led to raids on nine communities...

Does anyone know what exactly a "community" in Bangkok is in the context of this article?
 

 



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