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Major drug dealer in Chonburi arrested with 780,000 methamphetamine pills and a firearm in his possession

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Chonburi police yesterday hooked up a major drug lord in the main district, the major drug dealer was arrested with 780,000 methamphetamine pills, one kilogram of crystal methamphetamine, six kilograms of ecstasy and an Arga pistol in his possession.

Police said one detective team led by Lieutenant Colonel Somkit Yanapan arrested the man. His name was not released by the police, as he wanted to further investigate the suspect’s contacts and not warn those who may have been close to him.

Police seized drugs and a weapon in a rented room in an apartment in Sanesuk sub-district.

The police seized a total of 780,000 methamphetamine pills, one kilogram of crystal methamphetamine, six kilograms of ecstasy and an Arga pistol from the suspect. The suspect did not immediately give a statement and it was not known whether he had legal aid.

Lieutenant Colonel Somkit told the associated Thai press: “The suspect is charged with illegal possession of Category 1 drugs with intent to sell and illegal possession of a firearm.”

At the time of this writing, the suspect is in custody and questioned while police try to track down other members of the suspect’s drug network.

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