Korn’s stepson arrested with small amount of cocaine in Bangkok
A stepson of former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij has been arrested in Bangkok, for alleged possession of a small amount of cocaine.
Phanthit Mahapaoraya, 27, was arrested at 4.10am on Thursday by officers from the Thonglor police station at a road checkpoint in front of the Ocean Tower 1 building on Ratchadaphisek Road in Bangkok’s Khlong Toey district.
He was arrested while riding in a taxi, police said, adding that officers noticed that Phantit appeared high on drugs and so had stopped the taxi to search him.
Police found a small zip-lock bag containing 0.92 grams of cocaine in his left trouser pocket.
He was taken to the Thonglor police station for questioning.
Police said Phanthit admitted that the drug belonged to him and told police he was returning home after visiting the Rot Fai Market Ratchada on Ratchadaphisek Road.
He was charged with possessing cocaine.
His mother, Vorakorn Chatikavanij, later posted on her Facebook wall that Phanthit’s elder brother, Pongsakorn Mahapaoraay, an actor and TV host, had visited Phanthit at the police station.