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Crawley (foreground) with police after his arrest on a drug charge

Phuket Marine Police Nab British Man 'in Possession of Heroin'

Saturday, June 8, 2013
PHUKET: A young British man is being held by police over allegations that he brought heroin to Phuket from Samui.

John Robert George Cawley, 22, told Marine Police who carried out the arrest last night that he was to be paid 6000 baht for bringing 6.1 grams of heroin onto Phuket.

Cawley took a ferry from Samui to the mainland then a bus to Phuket yesterday, before being taken by a friend to an apartment in the Keha district of Rassada.

Acting on a tip-off, Phuket Marine Police knocked on the door there last night about 11pm and Cawley answered, holding a black bag.

Seeing the unexpected people at the door, officers say, Cawley tossed the bag back inside.

When officers searched the room they found the heroin in the bag, police say.

Cawley, already on bail on another charge, was being held at Phuket City Police Station today and will face court in Phuket City on Monday.


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Interesting that the Marine Police were involved in this one. A conspiracy theorist might think he was set up from the start. Stuffing up your life for B6000 - madness.

Posted by Mister Ree on June 9, 2013 10:12


So a farang is willing to risk his life or at least the remainder of it for 6,000 THB amazing, wonder if he had to pay the expenses for trip himself or maybe he got an allowance for that ... ;-)

Posted by Sailor on June 9, 2013 16:04


Actually I know this chap - he used to do a bit of work for me - this is very sad as he is a nice guy at heart and just needed a few breaks in his life. I'have lived in Thailand for years now and definately sounds like he was setup

Posted by Jim on June 23, 2013 10:07


The boy from the UK was well set up, Classic set up, the poor boy had no money, how funny they went to the door that night.

Posted by Robert on July 11, 2013 05:52

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