Wanted drug dealer nabbed in Mae Tha, Lamphun

A 19-year-old man wanted for drug trafficking and firearms offenses has been arrested in a joint operation between Chiang Mai Police and police in Mae Moh and Maehad.

Mr. Chaira Wuthiyen was captured in a forest in Ban Pha Khao, Mae Tha District where he is reported to have been hiding from authorities.

Wuthiyen was found in possession of 24 yaba tablets, a shotgun, a small pistol and 45 mm ammunition.

Police allege that as well as dealing drugs to teenagers that Wuthiyen also liked to drive a motorcycle loudly and shoot guns at houses to intimidate villagers from complaining to police.