Pregnant woman among five caught taking drugs

Pregnant woman among five caught taking drugs

Woman with 5-month-old baby in lap also arrested in raid on Songkhla house

Officials question four young women and a male teenager found taking methamphetamine inside a rented house in Thepha district of Songkhla on Saturday. (Photo: Assawin Pakkawan)
Officials question four young women and a male teenager found taking methamphetamine inside a rented house in Thepha district of Songkhla on Saturday. (Photo: Assawin Pakkawan)

SONGKHLA: Five people, including a young woman carrying a baby and a pregnant woman, were caught using drugs during a raid on a rented house in Thepha district on Saturday.

A team of local officials and volunteers surrounded the house in tambon Sakom on Saturday after receiving information that some people were using it to take drugs and sell speed pills and crystal methamphetamine to young people in the community.

In addition to arresting the five people found inside, authorities seized speed pills, crystal methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

The five were house owner Pailin Saengthawee, 26; Rohanee Tiewlor, 24; Hafeesha Musoyaena, 23; Natthanicha Ongyim, 26; and a teenage boy whose name was withheld.

Ms Pailin was holding her 5-month-old baby in her lap when she was caught. It was learned that her husband is serving a nine-month jail term in a drug case. The husband of Ms Rohanee, who is eight months pregnant, is also serving a one-year prison term for a drug conviction.

All confessed to using drugs at the house regularly, officials said. They were handed over to Thepha police for further legal action.


Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (12)

Chadchart agrees to rehire convicts

The Covid-19 pandemic and state procurement law have kept convicts from being hired to clear out sewers in Bangkok, according to City Hall, despite Bangkok governor-elect Chadchart Sittipunt agreeing to have them return to work.

06:14

Nightlife venues warned to stay safe

The government has urged operators of nightlife outlets to follow precautions against Covid-19 strictly after they reopen for business next month.

06:05

Thailand, Japan eye bolstering regional ties

TOKYO: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida began talks in Japan's capital on Thursday in which they are expected to agree on enhancing regional ties through a US-led Indo-Pacific economic framework launched earlier in the week.

06:03