Minivan driver arrested in Patong with methamphetamine pills, a rifle, bullets, knife, and an axe

Patong –

A minivan driver has been arrested in Patong with methamphetamine pills, a rifle, bullets, a knife and an axe inside his minivan.

The Patong Police Chief Colonel Sujin Ninbodee told the Phuket Express that they have arrested the minivan driver Mr. Chalor Ongnuan, 38, from Chalong on Phra Baramee Road in Patong this morning (November 6th).

Seized from him inside the minivan were nine methamphetamine pills, a rifle, 10 bullets, a knife and an axe.

He was taken to the Patong Police Station to face charges of illegal possession of Category 1 Drugs, illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, and carrying a gun and knife in public without permission.

The arrest came after police were notified from locals that there was a minivan parked in front of a hotel for a long time and that the driver looked suspicious. They went to the scene before searching inside the minivan.

Chalor declined to release a statement immediately to the press or police.

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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.