Nakhon Si Thammarat –
An alleged drug dealer, 34, was found at a house in the Tha Sala district of Nakhon Si Thammarat after humorously hiding inside a jar to attempt to escape the arrest.
The capture took place after local police from the Tha Sala Police Station were alerted of drug abuse from a concerned citizen among a group of teenagers at a house in the Sa Kaeo sub-district.
Police then arrived at the scene and found the alleged drug dealer and two teenagers before all of them managed to initially escape the scene. One teenager was arrested in a durian field next to the house while the other teenager fled.
Police then spent about an hour searching for the drug dealer who was previously seen running to the back of the house before discovering him hiding and smiling inside the large empty jar.
The suspect, who was later identified as Sakrin Phitchalad, was immediately brought up from the jar and arrested. An amount of 44 tablets of methamphetamine and two bags of crystal methamphetamine were also found inside the container. Sakrin, despite being arrested and facing significant drug-related charges, found the humor inside the situation as he laughed about the incident along with police officers.
Both Sakrin and the other unnamed teenage suspect were taken to a local police station for further legal proceedings.
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