Suspect tries to assault police officers with a knife before being arrested with crystal methamphetamine and pills in Phuket

Phuket –

A suspect who was reportedly trying to assault law enforcement officers was arrested with crystal methamphetamine and pills in the Rawai sub-district, Mueang Phuket district.

Mr. Akkara Suwatikun, the Phuket Provincial Defense Director, told the Phuket Express, “Over the past weekend we have arrested Mr. Pichai, known by his alias as ‘Mook’, in Rawai. Seized from him were 1.2 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 22 methamphetamine pills, and two knives.”

“Pichai took out a knife when officers attempted to arrest him. He tried to attack officers and then made an attempt to flee but failed,” Mr. Akkara explained.

“The arrest came after we received an anonymous tip-off that Pichai was selling drugs in the local area. He is facing charges of illegal possession of Category 1 Drugs, carrying weapons in public without a reason, and resisting arrest,” Mr. Akkara noted.


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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.