Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search

More gun-toting drug suspects arrested

More gun-toting drug suspects arrested

PHUKET: Police working with Phuket-based soldiers from the Royal Thai Army have arrested three suspects for drugs, with one found in possession of a .38 revolver and another with a shotgun cartridge in his pocket.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Wednesday 23 January 2019, 08:07PM

According to a report by police, the arrests followed an investigation overseen by Phuket Provincial Police Commander Maj Gen Wisan Panmanee.

The first two suspects arrested were taken into custody at a house in Moo 4, Thepkrasattri, in Thalang at 2pm yesterday (Jan 22).

Tadpicha Sraksom, 22, was found in possession of 80 pills of ya bah (methamphetamine) hidden in dressing table and a .38 Smith & Wesson pistol and nine bullets that were sitting on a shelf in his room.

Tadpicha was charged with possession of a Category 1 drug with intent to sell and illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

Also arrested at the house was Athit Jodnok, 25, from Bueng Kan. He was found in possession of one 12-gauge shotgun cartridge hidden at the right pocket of his trousers.

Athit was charged with illegal possession of ammunition.

Both Tadpicha and Athit were taken to Thalang Police Station to be charged and to face further questioning, the report noted.

The third and final suspect arrested yesterday was Prasit Songsang, 35, who was taken into custody at a residence in Moo 6, Cherng Talay, at 3pm.

Police reported finding him in possession of 200 milligrams of ya ice (crystal meth) in a plastic bag.

It was not specified where the drugs were hidden.

Prasit was taken to Cherng Talay Police Station to be charged with possession of a Category 1 drug adn also to face further questioning, the police report noted.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.


Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Smith's Ashes run-spree sparks Bradman comparisons

What an idiotic response by Mr Rorri. So you think the Captain of the Australian Cricket team cheati...(Read More)

Saving the elephant

ematt, many horse are very happy, otherwise they would happily trot over to there owners, obviously ...(Read More)

Thai airways reports loss of 122% in Q2

Mr Dek.. " therapeutic" dancing, is no different to a "therapeutic" holiday in a...(Read More)

Restaurant staffer caught in meth sting

Another team of criminals, without roots on Phuket. Convict and ban them for life from Phuket. Upgra...(Read More)

A beginner’s guide to caring for the island’s soi kittens and cats

Yet, no thought to the indigenous wildlife populations. Lizards, frogs, toads, snakes and song-birds...(Read More)

Thai airways reports loss of 122% in Q2

R2. please google "Waldorf school/Name dancing",you can learn something!...(Read More)

New Phoenix owner aims to restore wreck, return it to the sea

Interesting to see the helm, where the Captain was at the controls before he realized that he REALLY...(Read More)

Chinese tourist rescued from surf by Patong lifeguards

R2, how do you know what the life guards did and did not do? Were you there? Jeesh...,....(Read More)

Saving the elephant

How does the horse feel about having a steel bit forced into its mouth, tied up in leather straps, w...(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: Click to end the outdated TM30

Re: "my Thai wife and her wonderful family", and you subject them to your constant dispara...(Read More)