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Bangkok teen arrested for selling marijuana via LINE and Facebook

Jun 04. 2017
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By The Nation

A Bangkok teenager has been arrested for allegedly selling drugs by mail order via social media.

Pol Maj General Surachet Hakparn, chief of the Patrol and Special Operation Division, said the suspect, whose name is being withheld because he is a minor, sold marijuana to customers via LINE and Facebook. 

“Through these communications channels, they negotiated on prices and discussed delivery details. After customers transferred money for the illicit drugs, he mailed it to them,” Surachet said. 

He said police, acting on information, searched the teenager’s house in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang district and found 37 bars of marijuana.

The suspect told police he began trading in drugs about four months ago at the recommendation of a customer who frequented a restaurant where he worked as a waiter. 

Under interrogation, the young suspect implicated 20-year-old Sarapichai Siriprayong. In a later raid on Sarapichai’s house. 4,000 methamphetamine tablets were allegedly found in his possession.

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