(13 January) 8 people, among them an anti-government protest guard, have been arrested for using and producing illegal drugs in their apartment, police said.
Police raided the apartment, which is located in Soi Sanprasert of Bangkok′s Wang Thonglang district, at 02.10 today after receiving tips that illegal activities were being held there.
In the raid the officers arrested Mr. Wichai Mongphra, 24, the owner of the apartment room, along with his friends, Mr. Banpot Daengchu, 31; Mr. Pongsakorn Lamleuklai, 22; Mr. Haris Nhuchusuk, 24; Mr. Haneef Nhuchusuk, 24; Mr. Ahmeen Yanning, 25; Mr. Ahnaf Tamad, 19; and Mr. Boonlert Charoenwathee, 29.
The police also confiscated an amount of marijuana, a gas stove, krathom leaves, equipment to produce krathom juice, and other narcotics equipment. Officers claimed the suspects were taking drugs when the police made the arrest.
Mr. Banpot told police he works as a part time musician and security guard for the People′s Committee for Absolute Democracy With the King As Head of State (PCAD), while the owner of the apartment, Mr. Wichai, identified himself as a regular attendant of the PCAD protests.
The police charged the suspects with possession, using, and producing of illegal drugs.
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