Prime Suspect Arrested in Pattaya is Linked to Happy Water Party in Uttaradit, say Police

National – Banglamung and Chonburi police officers captured an important suspect linked to a “Happy Water” birthday party at a local influential figures home in Uttaradit Province.

On September 22nd, 2023, Pol. Col. Navin Sinthurat, superintendent of Banglamung Police Station, received a report on the hideout of a wanted suspect for narcotics use. The police squad was immediately dispatched to the location. Upon further investigation a suspect identified by police only as Mr. Kritsada, or his nickname Tom, 34-years-old, from Uttaradit Province, was found residing in a rental apartment on Pattaya Third Road.

The suspect, Tom, was facing the following charges according to Pol. Col Navin: Distribution of narcotic drugs as a class 1 offense and mutual agreement between two or more individuals to commit a serious criminal offense related to illicit drugs. Tom claimed that he was told by another person to deliver a package without knowing of the illicit substances contained inside.

Back on August 21st, 2023, an operation was launched to restrain en masse a group of 38 individuals at the birthday party of the son of a Tambon chief in Uttaradit Province. Happy water, an illicit substance, and an illegal weapon were found as evidence. From the investigation, the officers found out that Tom delivered a narcotic substance to the party.

For further investigation, the officers would work proactively to arrest other individuals and suspects for their alleged crimes.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.