Entertainment Staffer in Patong Arrested With Cocaine

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A staffer at an entertainment venue on Bangla Road in Patong was arrested with cocaine after allegedly selling the illegal drug to tourists.

The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that in the early morning on Saturday (January 21st) they and the Phuket Tourist Police have arrested a man identified only as Mr. Rueng, 61. Seized from him were three bags of Cocaine weighing in total 1.77 grams. He was taken to the Patong Police Station to face charges of illegal possession of Category 2 drugs in Thailand (Cocaine).

The arrest came after police were patrolling on Bangla Road and an anonymous concerned entertainment venue operator told police that there was an entertainment venue staffer who was selling Cocaine to foreign tourists on the Bangla Road. Police found Mr. Rueng and searched him before finding Cocaine on him.

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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.