PATTAYA – July 15, 2012 [PDN]; At 11 p.m. Pol. Capt. Netithorn Rattanasuchanan, Deputy Inspector, Pattaya police station, Chonburi province, along with the Pol. Sgt. Maj. police officer in charge of prisoners at the police station, arrested Mr. Nut Suwankham, 28, at address 215/23 Moo 6 Tambon Na Kleu, Amphur Banglamung, Chonburi province, for possession of illegal drugs.
Mr. Nut had come to the Pattaya police station to bring two boxes of steamed chicken and white rice to give to his relative, who was in jail at the police station for using drugs. However, the officer became suspicious and asked to search inside the boxes. Inside one box of chicken and rice was a box of cough relief medicine that contained five bags of ya-ice, as well as equipment to consume the drugs. So the police arrested Mr. Nut.
During questioning, Mr. Nut confessed that he had brought ya-ice from his close friend Mr. Bas, and intended to conceal the drugs and give them to Mr. Noy inside the jail at Pattaya police station. Mr. Nut claimed that Mr. Noy wanted to give the ya-ice to his female friend in the same jail to consume.
Initially, the police didn’t believe Mr. Nut story of bringing ya-ice to his friend to pass on to someone else. The police suspect that Mr. Nut brought ya-ice to his friend to consume for himself and to sell to other prisoners illegally.
After arresting Mr. Nut, the police later arrested his friend who supplied the drugs, Mr. Jatuphol Aree or “Bas,” age 22, at address 258 Moo 3 Tambon Krasaemon, Amphur Klaeng, Janthaburi province. Police arrested Mr. Jatuphol at room 301, 3rd floor, in VJ place in Soi Buakhao, and seized one bag of ya-ice in the defendant’s bag.
During questioning, Mr. Jatuphol confessed that he and Mr. Nut had collected money together and bought ya-ice from Mr. Kai for 2,000 THB, and made plans to have Mr. Nut hide the ya-ice in the box of steamed chicken and rice to give to Mr. Noi in jail, in order to sell to other defendants in the same jail.
The two suspects claimed this was their first attempt at smuggling drugs, and the ya-ice was not sent to Mr. Nut’s friend, but they still were arrested. However, the police charged them with possession of a type-1 drug (ya-ice) and sent them to the investigating officer to prosecute according to the law.
Also, the Pol. Sgt. Maj. police on duty at the jail was instructed to forbid relatives and others from visiting the defendant after visiting hours, to prevent other people trying to smuggle hidden drugs. He was also ordered to inspect any suspicious people who may be carrying drugs or trying to get rid of drugs in their possession to avoid being arrested.
Two Pattaya teenagers hide 14 amphetamines in a fried chicken bag to deliver to prisoner. Pol. Sen. Sgt. Maj. on duty found the girls suspicious and discovered the drugs.But the two teenage girls managed to escape on a motorbike. Police is interrogating the suspect in order to arrest the two teenage girls.