Pattaya, the 23rd of July 2010 [PDN]: At approximately 5:00am on Friday, Colonel Natthawut Suwanla-ong (Pattaya Police Superintendent) led an operational team in multiple raids in the Pattaya area. The operation was organised to further suppress drug, weapons and illegal activities in the region ahead of the upcoming Buddhist long weekend.
A team of over 50 officers raided seven separate locations in Pattaya, arresting 30 offenders of both Thai and foreign nationalities. Items confiscated in the raids included, 20g of Ya-Ice (crystal methamphetamine), 20g of Cocaine, 100 pills of Ya-Ba, an unknown quantity of marijuana, drug-using paraphernalia, a broken revolver and various illegal sex toys.
The foreigners arrested in the raids included, David Neil Hill  an Australian, Patrick Jose  a Frenchman and Mr. Gavin Laidlaw  a Scotsman (names unconfirmed). The trio were arrested in possession of an unknown quantity of Ya-Ba and Cocaine whilst attending a suspected “sex party” with various Thai women.
Col Suwanla-ong explained to the gathered press that the investigations and subsequent busts were part of an ongoing operation to purge drugs and illegal activities from the streets of Pattaya. He further revealed that today’s raid was organised ahead of the impending Buddhist long weekend holiday.