PATTAYA – May 31, 2012 [PDN]; Pol. Lt. Pallop Ringrod, Pattaya police and his team arrested two amphetamine dealers. The two suspects; a German man and a Thai woman.
Mr. Kain Heinz-Otto age 58, German national was caught with possession four amphetamine tablets and Mrs. Pratum Yamvong, Thai national, age, 58 found with 55 amphetamine tablets.
The police arrested the two suspects in a sting or “buy and bust” operation where the suspects were told to deliver the amphetamines to an old ice factory in Soi Buakhao, Central Pattaya. At the ice factory the police detained the two suspects.
Mr. Kain came on a motorbike with his Thai girl friend to the old ice factory in Soi Bukkalo. When the police searched Mr. Kain they found four amphetamine tablets on him.
Mr. Kain who speaks Thai fluently said that he has lived in Thailand for more than 10 years and has been an amphetamine addict for a long time.
The police also arrested Mrs. Pratum, the papaya salad vendor in a similar sting operation in which Mrs. Pratum came to deliver amphetamines to the same place. Mrs. Pratum arrived on a three- wheel-motorbike and was arrested.
On her body the police found 55 amphetamine tablets. Upon investigating Mrs. Pratum, the papaya salad vendor who said that, she had to sell amphetamines because she had earlier broken her left leg and could hardly walk.
The income from selling papaya salad was not enough so she became a drug dealer. She ordered the amphetamines from a wholesaler in Na Klua and sold to both Thai and foreign customers at a price of 220-250 THB per tablet. She always delivered the drugs to her customers by herself.
Mr. Kain and Mrs. Pratum are charged with possession and sales of amphetamines. Both suspects will be further investigated and prosecuted according to the law.