Phuket drug suspect arrested with 1.29 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and 2,000 methamphetamine pills

Phuket –

A drug suspect has been arrested in Phuket with 1.29 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and more than 2,000 methamphetamine pills.

A team from the Border Patrol Police reported on Monday, August 29th they have arrested Mr. Eakksachai ‘Gueng’ Paesophon, 32. He was arrested on Sakdidet Road in the Wichit sub-district, Mueang Phuket District.

Seized from him were 1,292.99 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 2,770 methamphetamine pills.

The arrest came after police received a tip-off that Mr. Gueng was selling drugs in the Phuket city area. He is allegedly part of a drug network of a larger drug dealer in other provinces.

Gueng admitted to police that he received 20,000 baht per time that he transported drugs and claimed to have done so three times prior successfully.

He is facing charges of illegal possession of Category 1 Drugs with intent to sell.

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Goongnang Suksawat
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 four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some 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.