Major drug dealer arrested in Phuket with 1.4 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and pills

Phuket –

A major drug dealer has been arrested in Phuket with 1.4 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and 164 methamphetamine pills.

The Border Patrol Police Bureau revealed the arrest to the local press yesterday (March 15th). This week they have arrested Mr. Weerapong Wongkaewmoon, 28, from Lampang. He was arrested in front of an apartment in the Mueang Phuket District.

Seized from him were 1.4 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and 164 methamphetamine pills.

The arrest came after police first arrested smaller drug dealers in his network before they continued their investigation and arrested him.

He is facing charges of illegal possession of Category 1 drugs with intent to sell. Weerapong has reportedly admitted the charge.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.