Motorbike Rider Arrested With 1,200 Meth Pills and 1.4 kg of Crystal Meth in Rassada

Rassada –

A motorbike rider was arrested with 1,200 methamphetamine pills and 1.4 kg of crystal methamphetamine in Rassada, Mueang Phuket district.

The Phuket Provincial Police told the Phuket Express that they arrested a suspect identified only as Mr. Tom, 39, from Rawai. Seized from him were 1,200 methamphetamine pills and 1.4 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine. He was arrested in a rental room in Soi Tha Jeen, Rassada, Mueang Phuket district. Police also searched a second house associated with the suspect in Rawai.

The arrest came after police received a tip-off from a concerned citizen that Mr. Tom hid illegal drugs in his food delivery bag. He admitted to police that selling drugs is his second job apart from being a food delivery rider.

He delivered drugs by orders from his unidentified boss and hid the drugs under the soil near his friend’s home in Rawai with a CCTV camera set up to watch. He immediately received 15,000 Baht for his commission per 1 kilogram of crystal methamphetamine that he sold from his mystery boss.

Tom was taken to the Phuket City Police Station to face charge of illegal possession of category 1 drugs with intent to sell.

Police plan to try to identify the boss that Tom worked for as well.

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 five 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.