A village headman has been arrested by Chiang Mai Provincial Police in Kaliya Wattana District on suspicion of dealing yaba.
Mr. Suthin Taveepongphat, 38 and the village headman of Moo 4 Wiang Nuea, Pai District, Mae Hong Son was arrested along with his partner Miss Na Momongsanakorn, 31 on Samoeng – Kalaya Wattana Road at the 87-kilometer mark yesterday, July 12.
The suspect and his partner were found in possession of 100,000 yaba tablets and 6 mobile phones.
Notably, despite possessing a large quantity of drugs, Mr. Taveepongphat was not wearing pants at the time of his arrest nor was he offered them when he was forced to pose with police officers later at Kaliya Wattana District police station.
Mr. Taveepongphat has been retained in custody on a charge of possession of a category 1 drug (methamphetamine or amphetamine) for illegal distribution.