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Army deserter on meth charge in Bangkok


An Army conscript who deserted his base in Phetchaburi three months ago was arrested in Bangkok early Monday allegedly in possession of 4,000 methamphetamine pills and charged with trafficking.

Police at a checkpoint at Soi Phaholyothin 49/1 signalled Natthapong Wongsiri, 21, to pull over on his motorcycle.
He tried to speed off but lost control nearby and crashed.
Police allegedly found the drugs hidden in a woman’s handbag under the seat.
They said Natthapong admitting going AWOL from the Phetchaburi-based Third Battalion of the 11th Infantry Regiment three months earlier.
He allegedly said a gang paid him Bt78,000 to pick up the handbag at a roadside in the Watchrapol area and take it to someone in Saraburi.

Published : October 08, 2018

By : The Nation