Thai Boat Captain Tests Positive for Methamphetamine in Phuket

Phuket –

A Thai boat captain has tested positive for methamphetamine at a pier in Phuket.

The Thai Marine Police told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they randomly inspected a pier in Koh Kaew, Phuket City. The suspect, identified only as Mr. Nikorn, 42, a speed boat captain at a pier in Koh Kaew, tested positive for the use of methamphetamine, an illegal class one narcotic drug.

Additionally, seized from him was one methamphetamine pill. He was taken to the Phuket City Police station to face charges of illegal possession of category 1 drugs and using illegal drugs.

Thai speedboat drivers serving tourists using illegal drugs has been a major focus of the Thai Marine Police in recent times have several major incidents as seen below.

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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.