Pattaya, 7 November 2010, [PDN]: Two injured drug suspects were apparently held from 6pm, Nov6, at a Banglamung police station after being shot during their arrest, but had not been sent to hospital to have their wounds treated. This information was relayed to a Pattaya reporter at 12.10am the following morning by one of the suspect’s wife, who accompanied her to the remand centre to investigate.
At the Banglamung Security Volunteer Centre, 50 metres from the back of Banglamung District Office, Miss Kasijai  from Sattahip requested to see her husband, Mr. Nonnathee Daengamphun, arrested by the Special Enforcement Unit from the Banglamung Drug Suppression Centre. Five suspects were seen to be in detention, the two injured being Mr. Nonnathee, who had a shotgun wound on his bottom and Mr. Thongsuk Thanawat  who had been shot in the left thigh.
As soon as a Banglamung police officer saw the reporter, he took the two suspects away for interrogation. Mr. Thatchaphol Ieamngam (Banglamung Bailiff), a Security Department Chief, however, told the reporter that the two had been caught in a sting operated by the Banglamung Special Enforcement Unit. The suspects had apparently intended to sell 30 yah-bah (methamphetamine) pills for Bt3,500 in Soi Crocodile Farm, Banglamung. However, realising it was a sting, the pair leapt on a motorbike to make their escape. As they rode away, they collided with and injured one of the officers, at which point the operation team had shot them to prevent their escape. The Bailiff added that the suspects were still in detention even though they were injured because their interrogation was not yet complete. He did, however, promise to send them to hospital for treatment after the process was finished.
Second suspect, Mr. Thanawat was eventually allowed to speak to the reporter and he claimed that he and Mr. Daengamphan had sold the yah-bah to the undercover officer, but realising it was a sting op., they’d tried to escape, abandoning Mr. Thanawat’s motorbike for him to ride as pillion with Mr. Daengamphan. Mr. Thanawat said the police had given chase and that he had felt gunshots hit his body before Mr. Daengamphan lost control of the motorbike, hitting an electricity pole on the roadside, causing injures. When they were subsequently arrested, they both asked the police to allow them to go to hospital for treatment. However, the arresting officer replied that they would have to wait, but did allow them to contact relatives for help.