Pattaya, the 11th of May 2010 [PDN]: At approximately 1:30am a team of Marshals from the Sattahip Naval Drug Battle Unit along with drug prevention volunteers preceded to action a sting operation on a known Ya-Ba dealer in Phlutaluang, Mrs. Sunan Rodjampa .
The sting operation was initiated when an undercover agent called Mrs. Rodjampa to request delivery of some 20 pills of Ya-Ba at an agreed price of Bt4,800. The drop was ordered to be delivered to room 2 at the Ten Hotel in Phlutaluang, Sattahip.
Arriving at the scene on a Red/Black Honda Wave motorcycle, Mrs. Rodjampa and her two children, aged 8 and 10, were confronted by the hidden contingent of police officers. Along with the 20 pills delivered in the sting operation, Mrs. Rodjampa was also in possession of a further 10 pills of Ya-Ba concealed in her brassiere.
Under interrogation at the station, Mrs. Rodjampa reluctantly admitted to having been a drug dealer in the Pattaya area for several years. She explained that she had used the income made from dealing to supplement her fisherman husbands wage in supporting their young family. Mrs. Rodjampa explained that she had been purchasing the Ya-Ba from a larger agent at the Sattahip Market, a Katoey known as Mr. Det . She would purchase the pills for Bt200 before reselling them for between 240-300 baht each.
Mrs. Rodjampa will now remain in police custody awaiting further judicial proceedings to commence. The two children have been returned home to their father who will also be investigated in relation to his wife’s drug dealings.