A Briton who was initially arrested twice for drug dealing in Pattaya, last year, then fled Thailand after the second arrest, only to return, with the help of a Thai lawyer, has now be re-arrested and is awaiting trial.
Pattaya, March 20, 2010, [PDN], Mr. N. W. B., 48, the gang leader of a drug gang, was originally arrested for drugs on 15 January, 2009. His visa was cancelled, his name was put on a black list and he was subsequently deported.
He then apparently re-entered Thailand and had been laying low in the interim. However, he was again arrested on 2 September 2009, in front of LK Apartment, Soi Batman, South Pattaya, charged with being in possession of 100 Ecstasy tablets (Ya-E) and drug dealing, along with his two gang members. His two Thai henchmen, Mr. Samart (Dum), Chaibumrung, 32 Mr. Tanatorn (Tia) Chaoraina, 32, had also been caught the same day with 6.3 grammes of Ya-ice at Soi Siam Country Club’s entrance, Central Pattaya. They admitted to being part of the same drug gang of which “B.” was the boss. “B.” was subsequently released on bail, and took the opportunity to flee the country at an unspecified date in September.
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