Two drug dealers taken off Phuketʼs street

From the Phuket News:

PHUKET: Two men were arrested by the Phuket narcotics suppression unit in Phuket Town on Tuesday (Sept 8) and Wednesday (Sept 9) when they were found to be in possession of crystal meth (ya ice).

Pasathon Thongrak (left) from Phuket and Sanay Saesing from were caught with a total of 11.69 grams of ya ice.

The duo, 36-year-old Pasathon Thongrak from Phuket and Sanay Saesing, 33, from Trang, were caught with a total of 11.69 grams of ya ice.

Lt Ritthichai Chumchoy said he and his team first raided the rented room of Sanay at the Sabai Mansion in Talad Yai at 7:30pm on September 8 after receiving a tip-off from undercover officers that he had been selling drugs in the area.

“When we saw Sanayʼs Isuzu in the apartmentʼs car park we raided his room and conducted a search for drugs. We found two bags of ya ice containing 11.37 grams in total,” said Maj Ritichai.

Afer being questioned at the police station, Sanay told police that he would buy 5 grams of ya ice for B2,400 from a man known only as X who worked as a truck driver in Ranong. X dropped the drugs off to him in front of Phuket Union Group building near Rassada pier at 7 am on Tuesday.

Sanay added that he would divide the drugs into smaller bag to sell to his customers who would contact him by phone.

Sanay also gave police the name and address of another local dealer. And on Wednesday, at 4:30 pm, police arrested Pasathon with .32 grams of crystal meth in Soi Tha Chin in Rassada.

Police said Pasathon denied that he sold drugs but did take them himself. He told police that he bought the drugs from a man name Pla in Patong.

Both men are now being held at Phuket Provincial Police Station where Sanay has been charged with illegal possession of a Category 1 drug with intent to sell, and Pasathon with illegal possession of a Category 1 drug.