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Aussie tourist on Phuket drugs rap

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CHALONG, PHUKET: An Australian tourist was one of five drug suspects paraded by Chalong Police at a press conference in Phuket yesterday afternoon.

Richard Beaver, 28, was allegedly caught with 0.9 grams of dry marijuana by police on Tuesday night.

Mr Beaver was stopped on Soi Samakee 2 off Saiyuan Road at around 11:30pm.

The tourist allegedly told police he bought the drugs for 500 baht from a Patong Beach dealer.

Mr Beaver arrived in Phuket on March 10 for a holiday and planned to stay on the island for one month.

Whether he makes it home within the planned time will now depend on how quickly a court hearing can be held.

The Phuket Gazette

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