Drug dealer had grenade around neck

CHON BURI - Police in Pattaya arrested a drug suspect on Friday and found he had a hand grenade hanging from a string around his neck.

  • Published: 7/12/2012 at 04:38 PM
  • Newspaper section: breakingnews

Police searched a flat in tambon Nong Prue of Chon Buri's Bang Lamung district acting in information for anothr drug dealer, Somchai Khun-intarathani, 27, arrested earlier in the day.

Inside the room they found Pavalit An-im, 20, and Suthipan Gerdsri, 27. Two methamphetamine pills were also found on them. 

While frisking the suspects, the officers were taken aback when they saw an M-61 hand grenade hanging around Pavalit's neck. Police were able to render it harmless.

The suspect told the police that he traded some drugs for the grenade.

Police said Pavalit and Somchai both had criminal records involving drugs and explosives.

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