Police nabs suspect using ‘haunted house’ to store drugs


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  • Thursday, 23 Jan 2020

Bangkok: The Metropolitan Police arrested Petchchai Pinsakul, 26, an alleged drug pusher in Phitsanulok, near here.

Petchchai reportedly confessed to police that he had hidden 138,000 methamphetamine pills, which he had bought from another suspect, Nirun Chansri, 31, in an abandoned house a day before he was captured on Tuesday.

Locals here believed the house, in which two people had previously died, was haunted.

People in the area were discouraged from staying in it or even passing it by.

Petchchai, however, thought the haunted rumours would make it a safe hiding place for the drugs.

After his arrest, he identified Nirun, which soon led to his arrest.

Police, during the raid at Nirun’s home, found 20,000 meth pills and a 9mm gun.

Both houses had identical meth pills, which had been transferred from a neighbouring country.

The officers brought the two suspects and the seized 158,000 meth pills to the inquiry official in Phitsanulok Police Station.

Both suspects will be prosecuted for being in possession and distribution of drugs. — The Nation/ANN

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