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Drug suspect arrested in Chon Buri

May 15. 2019
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By The Nation

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A drug suspect who purportedly resisted arrest and opened fire at police in Ubon Ratchathani was arrested in Chon Buri on Wednesday morning, police said.

The Crime Suppression Division arrested Prapas Pinrat, 36, in Tambon Surasak in Chon Buri’s Si Racha district, said Colonel Chaiyaweng Phaduang.

The Dej Udom police raided the house of Prapas in Tambon Sai Sa-ard in Dej Udom earlier this year after receiving tip-offs that it was a drugs hub. 

When police were searching the house, Prapas allegedly opened fire and fled. No officers were injured.

Police said they found 50 meth pills and a homemade gun at the house.

Prapas was handed to the Dej Udom police.

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