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Jim Joseph Brady with others arrested over drugs last night

Irishman, Briton, Nigerian Nabbed in Patong Police Drugs Stings

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
PHUKET: Police in Patong arrested Irishman Jim Joseph Brady, 45, last night allegedly in possession of 2.8 grams of ya ice methamphetamine.

Two others people, Parinya Somloi, 33, who allegedly held 0.43 grams, and Sumalee Sankampa, 34, who allegedy held 2.2 grams, were also arrested.

The previous night in Patong, Nigerian Ibenuba Henry Onyinyechukwu was arrested in a similar police sting, this one involving cocaine.

Somkid Kwanngern, 30, was first arrested in an apartment, allegedly with 1.2 grams of cocaine.

He informed on a British man, Curtis Martin Taylor, 32, who was arrested at his apartment on 50 Pi Road, with a small amount of marijuana.

Mr Onyinyechukwu was called to the British man's apartment and allegedly arrived there carrying 5.45 grams of cocaine.

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Another Sting? Maybe they can all get off free if everyone who knows them protests, just like when the police had a sting on illegal taxis.

Posted by Tbs on April 9, 2014 13:19

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I do not condone the use of drugs bust busting someone for possession of one gram of marijuana is ridiculous. Recently an Australian spent two weeks in jail in Kamala for possession of a dog end of a joint. Hardly threats to society. Phuket Prison is chock full of people on minor drugs offences and it seems to be the ones who can't or won't pay.

The police have been making some very significant drug busts recently, which I applaud but its high time to go after the drug lords not the minor users who are soft targets.

Posted by Mister Ree on April 9, 2014 14:57

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Thai prisons are reserved for those without the required patronage, like these and other misguided fools.

Posted by gee on April 9, 2014 16:30


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