By Phuket Gazette
Phuket police have arrested seven alleged drug dealers for possession of 20,000 amphetamine pills, 220 kilograms of kratom leaves, two guns and bullets.
The men were arrested at their home in the Paklok area of Thalang district on Thursday night after officers received a report about drugs being sold in the area.
When police arrived two of the juveniles, identified as Kacha Kuekkong and Anuchit Khamsee, were outside and tried to run back inside.
Police arrested them before finding a third person in the room, Atikarn Lublae.
A car parked right in front of the room was searched by officers, who found 2 guns and six .45mm bullets hidden in a brown bag. Next to the bag was a parcel containing a two packets, containing a total of 20,000 amphetamine pills.
Officers continued to check rooms in the same building and found four others - Sanchai Patan, Fatin Srirat, Panupong Kaewluang, and Chaya Changlek - in their room with 220 kratom leaves.
Police say the seven arrested men all admitted to being involved in the local drugs trade.
Some said they had the drugs with intent to supply, while others claimed they were addicts and had the drugs for their own use.
Police claim that one of the seven has also been implicated in two homicide cases.
The seven remain under investigation as police aim to identify who their supplier is.