Drug dealer with 5 wives arrested

Ayutthaya police on Tuesday arrested a young drug dealer suspect who told them that he sold methamphetamine pills to get the money he needs to support his five wives.

  • Published: 23/04/2013 at 06:22 PM
  • Newspaper section: breakingnews

Saichol Mailuan, 25, was arrested in Wang Noi district along with 1,000 speed pills, a .357 handgun, five spent shells and unfired ammunition for the revolver.

Police said Mr Saichol initially resisted arrest and fired on a team of policemen. 

During the gunfight, the suspect accidentally shot himself in the left leg while the officers were unharmed as they wore bullet-proof vests.

Police said the man had a criminal record, and had served five years in prison for attempted murder and drug distribution.

Mr Saichol told investigators that he was forced to sell ya ba because he needed the money to support his five wives, who all live in different houses.

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