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Phuket drug gang accused Sutinan (left) and Podjanee

Governor Hails Phuket Drug Gang 'Bust'

Sunday, August 9, 2009
A SERIES of drugs raids on Phuket concluded with a media conference chaired by Governor Wichai Praisa-nob on Sunday at which two members of an alleged gang were paraded.

Sutinan Inntusopon, 49, was said by police to be the gang's leader.

Officers allegedly found 1400 methamphetamine tablets hidden under the clothing of Podjanee Tabtim, 31, when she arrived on a flight to Phuket from Bangkok yesterday.

She was not aware that police were already holding Khun Sutinan, who was arrested on Thursday. Officers say they found 79 tablets on him.

The net also closed on Preecha Chuchat, 37, and Worawit Waree, 35, who took off in a pickup when they spotted police closing in, but overturned the vehicle. Officers say 157 methamphetamine tablets were found in the upturned vehicle.

A fifth member of the alleged gang, Narong Homghon, 37, was held with 1002 methamphetamine tablets, police say.

Drugs, Gun in Arrests at Phuket Airport, Checkpoint
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Drugs, Gun in Arrests at Phuket Airport, Checkpoint

Phuket Massacre: Three Shot Dead, One Wounded
Updating Report A killer in a pickup executed a horrifying massacre on Phuket early today, killing three people and wounded a fourth at a party near Chalong Circle. All were shot in the head.
Phuket Massacre: Three Shot Dead, One Wounded

Jet-skis Action: Governor Orders Photo Gallery
Latest Phuket appears to be following Bangkok airport in cleaning up its tourist scams and ripoffs with the Governor of Phuket ordering photos and fingerprints for all jetski operators.
Jet-skis Action: Governor Orders Photo Gallery

Marriott and Songkla Aim to Lift Resort Standards
Latest A Phuket partnership between Prince of Songkla University and the Marriott group aims to raise the quality of graduates in hospitality and equip them with appropriate skills.
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Five-Star Phuket Dial-a-Scam Escape Bid Foiled
Photo Album The leader of an alleged scam gang operating from five star luxury on Phuket made an escape bid as police began interrogating a gang of 40 over the fraud scheme.
Five-Star Phuket Dial-a-Scam Escape Bid Foiled

MediaWATCH: Island Where Tourists Aren't Wanted
Latest Phuket wants tourists, but perhaps not the kind that appear to enjoy Mediterranean islands. The case of the flaming flasher sparks a war of words between Greeks and Britons
MediaWATCH: Island Where Tourists Aren't Wanted

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