Alleged drug dealer arrested with 1,779 methamphetamine pills and gun in Phuket

Phuket –

  An alleged drug dealer has been arrested with 1,779 methamphetamine pills and a handgun in Phuket.

The Phuket Provincial Police arrested Mr. Weeradet ‘Gat’ Gerdmonkol, 36, at a condominium in the Wichit sub-district, Mueang Phuket district this week.

Seized from him were 30.01 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 1,779 methamphetamine pills, and a handgun with 15 bullets.

He is facing charges of having category 1 drugs with intent to sell, illegal possession of a firearm, and carrying a gun in public without a permit.

Gat did not immediately release a statement to the media regarding the charges and allegations.

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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.