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Phuket politician nabbed in drugs bust

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PHUKET: The vice president of Kathu Municipality was among three people arrested in Phuket for the sale of ya Ice (crystal methamphetamine) yesterday.

Kathu Police Crime Suppression Inspector Akanit Danpitaksat identified the suspect as 44-year-old Somkuan Somboon, arrested in a roadside sting operation in Kathu at about 4am.

The successful sting operation followed the arrest, at about 1am the same day, of 34-year-old Wittaya “King” Gingjampa.

The Kathu Police team, led by Lt Col Akanit, at 1am yesterday arrested Mr Witthaya in a home on Soi Trog Nam, off Rat-U-Thit 200 Pi Road, with six bags of ya ice weighing a total of nine grams.

The Phuket Gazette

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