Young Man Arrested with 246,000 Methamphetamine Pills in Thalang

Thalang –

A 25-year-old man was arrested with 246,000 methamphetamine pills in a room in Thalang, Phuket.

The Thai Narcotics Suppression Bureau told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they and the Phuket Provincial Police arrested Mr. Akbankan ‘Bas’ Wongmanee, 25, from Ubon Ratchathani, in the northeast of Thailand. He was arrested at a rental room in Baan Liphon, Sri Soonthorn. Seized from him were 246,000 methamphetamine pills.

He was taken to the Thalang Police Station to face charges of illegal possession of category 1 drugs with intent to sell.

The arrest of Bas follows after last month police first arrested Mr. Non at a hotel on Chao Fa Road in Talad Nuea. Seized from him were 46,400 meth pills.

Police continued their investigation and they found that there were other people involved in the drug network with Non that led to the arrest of Bas.

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.