Man Arrested in Patong for Allegedly Illegally Selling Cannabis Buds

Patong –

A man was arrested in Patong for allegedly illegally selling cannabis buds and being unable to present a legal license for selling cannabis.

On Thursday night (April 13th) a team from the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office and the Patong Police inspected cannabis shops in the Patong area. The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office told the Phuket Express that Mr. Prem Peetiraksakun, 43, was found with cannabis buds at his shop. He was unable to present a legal license for selling cannabis.

Mr. Prem was taken to the Patong Police Station to face charges with selling controlled herbs (cannabis buds) without permission and operating a cannabis shop without permission.


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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.