On a recent Friday afternoon, a group of nine foreign nationals was arrested in a raid conducted by the Bang Chan police at a luxury house located in Saphan Sung district of Bangkok. The raid was led by Pol Col Siwat Sriwichai, the chief of Bang Chan police, and was carried out in response to complaints from residents living in the Life Bangkok Boulevard housing estate in the Thab Chang area.
Residents had reported frequent parties with loud music originating from the house in question, prompting police radio centre 191 to take action.
Details of the Arrest
Upon entering the house, the police found a drug party in progress and arrested seven men and two women. The nationality of the suspects included two Malaysian men, five Chinese (three men and two women), one Vietnamese man, and a man from Myanmar.
During the search, several illegal items were seized from the property. Among the items found were a quantity of ketamine in a fruit tray, 24 tablets of the “five-five” drugs, also known as Erimin 5, and a pistol loaded with eight rounds of ammunition.
Charges and Legal Action
The arrested individuals were charged with colluding in possessing Category 2 drugs, a weapon, and ammunition. Following the arrest, all nine suspects were taken to the Bang Chan police station for further legal proceedings.
It is not yet known whether the suspects have any prior criminal records or if they were specifically targeted by the raid due to their nationality. The investigation into the matter is ongoing, and more details are expected to emerge in the coming days.
Importance of Community Vigilance
This incident highlights the importance of community vigilance and cooperation with local law enforcement. The prompt response from the Bang Chan police to the residents’ complaints led to the apprehension of the foreign nationals and the confiscation of illegal drugs and weapons.
By remaining vigilant and reporting suspicious activities, residents can play a crucial role in maintaining the safety and well-being of their community.