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Phuket smackdown: Five arrested on narcotics charges

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PHUKET: Phuket City Police arrested five people and seized seven vehicles, firearms and a heady variety of narcotics during a drug raid on a home in Koh Kaew on Tuesday.

Officers led by Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commander Komol Watrakorn told a press conference at Phuket City Police Station yesterday that the first arrest was that of Koh Kaew resident Jakkapan Boon-Eiad, 36.

Acting on a tip-off, police at 5pm found the man sitting in a hut in front of an unnumbered home on Soi Han Farang, off Thepkrasattri Rd northbound in Koh Kaew.

A search of his person found a small packet of heroin in his trouser pockets.

Mr Jakkapan led police to a home on Soi 13 of the nearby Chao Fa Garden Home residential estate, where they seized nearly an ounce of heroin, 30 tablets of ya bah (methamphetamine) pills, seven grams of ya ice (crystal methamphetamine) and two guns.

The Phuket Gazette


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