British Man Arrested for Allegedly Selling Cocaine in Phuket

Karon –

A British man was arrested in Karon for allegedly selling cocaine and using methamphetamine and crystal methamphetamine.

The Karon Police told the Phuket Express that over the past weekend they arrested a suspect identified only as Mr. David, 45, British national, at a rental room on the Tai Na Road in Karon. Seized from him were cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and methamphetamine pills. The Phuket Express noted the exact amounts of illegal drugs found were not released by police.

Mr. David was taken to the Karon Police Station to face charges of illegal possession of cocaine with intent to sell and using crystal methamphetamine and methamphetamine pills.

Police also did not state how the suspect was discovered.

The recent crackdown on foreigners breaking Thai laws came again after Chalong police officers captured two New Zealand nationals who allegedly refused to pull over for a traffic offense, evaded police arrest, and were later accused of assaulting an officer who pursued them in Chalong.

General Surachet Hakparn, the Thai Deputy National Police Chief has ordered to revoke the visas of two New Zealander men involved in a viral alleged assault on a Thai police officer and blacklist them from Thailand. The two men were also allegedly trying to bribe police when they were arrested.

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.