Three arrested in Phuket in anti-drug and crime campaign


By Eakkapop Thongtub March 3, 2015

PHUKET: Three men were arrested yesterday (March 2) after being found in possession of a total of four bullets, 10.5 kilos of kratom leaves and 15 bottles of cough syrup after police carried out an anti drug and crime campaign.

At 8:20pm, Kathu police led by Lt Col Suthichai Tienpo arrested Tip Soukthavixay, 34, from Laos, at the Kalamong noodle shop on Prabaramee Rd in Patong.

Police seized from Tip three bags of kratom leaves weighing a total of 10 kilograms and 15 bottles of cough syrup.

Tip was taken to Kathu police station and now faces being charged with possession of a Category 5 drug with intent to sell and illegal possession of modern medicine with intent to sell.

Also in Patong, Police nabbed two men who were found in possession of gun bulletts. Khawn Kapbaosri, 27, was caught with two .38 bullets in Soi Bangwat and Jirachai Sarnin, 23, was found with two .357 bullets on 50 Year Rd. Both men were taken to Kathu police station and were charged with possession of ammunitions without a permit.