British Man Arrested with Diazepam in Karon

Karon –

A British man was arrested after he was found illegally in possession of Diazepam in Karon.

The Karon Police told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they set up a routine checkpoint in front of the Nong Harn Lake. They stopped a taxi car, and a foreign man, who was later identified only as Mr. Thomas, 27, a British national who according to police looked suspicious as he waited inside the taxi.

Karon police did not specifically reveal what made Mr. Thomas look suspicious but The Phuket Express notes that random tests for drugs or illegal substances are legal in Thailand.

They searched him and found one Diazepam pill on him. He was taken to the Karon Police Station to face charges of illegal possession of a category 4 drug (Diazepam). The Phuket Express noted that Diazepam is sometimes used to relieve symptoms of anxiety and alcohol withdrawal.

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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.