36-year-old man arrested in Thalang, Phuket with 5.49 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, ecstasy, 40,000 methamphetamine pills, a gun and bullets

Phuket –

  What Phuket police call a major drug suspect has been arrested in Phuket with more than five kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, 70 pills of Ecstasy, and more than 40,000 methamphetamine pills, a gun, and bullets on Thursday afternoon.

The Thalang Police revealed the arrest to the local Phuket press Thursday (April 28th). This week they raided two houses in the Srisoonthorn sub-district in the Thalang district before arresting a prime suspect Mr. Worakorn ‘J’ Pisarn, 36, from Thalang, at a parking area for a shopping mall in the Chalong sub-district, Mueang Phuket district.

Seized from him were a handmade handgun, 23 bullets, 70 ecstasy pills, 5.49 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, and 40,400 methamphetamine pills.

Worakorn was taken to the Thalang Police Station where he is facing charges of illegal possession of Category 1 drugs with intent to sell and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

This follows another major series of drug arrests in Phuket earlier this week which you can read about by clicking right HERE.

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.