Speedboat Driver in Krabi Arrested with 10 Meth Pills

Krabi –

A speedboat driver was arrested with 10 methamphetamine pills at a beach in Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi.

The Krabi Marine Police told the Phuket Express that on Thursday (February 22nd) they randomly checked boat drivers and crews at Nopparat Thara Beach in the Sai Thai sub-district. The inspection came after they were notified by concerned citizens that boat drivers and crews were allegedly involved with illegal drugs while servicing tourists.

This was of particular concern due to a recent accident in Chalong in which a five-year-old Russian girl died when a speedboat crashed into rocks while the captain was high on methamphetamine. (See below)

They arrested one speedboat driver identified only as Mr. Nonthawat. Seized from him were 10 methamphetamine pills. He was taken to Ao Nang Police Station to face charges of illegal possession of methamphetamine pills.

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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.