Actor's son arrested for trafficking meth

Actor's son arrested for trafficking meth

Jitboon Pichianpak, 37, right, is confronted by senior police of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau in Bangkok on Tuesday. The son of a veteran actor was charged with drug trafficking online. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)
Jitboon Pichianpak, 37, right, is confronted by senior police of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau in Bangkok on Tuesday. The son of a veteran actor was charged with drug trafficking online. (Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

Police have arrested a son of veteran actor Anusorn Techapanya for alleged sales of crystal methamphetamine online.

Pol Lt Gen Chinapat Sarasin, head of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau, said on Tuesday that Jitboon Pichianpak, 37, was detained in Muang district of Nonthaburi. He did not reveal when. 

The arrest followed an investigation into online drug trafficking via LINE app and a Twitter account named "Hifull". The drugs were delivered by normal courier.

Mr Jitboon was one of five suspects arrested. Officers also seized 200 grammes of crystal meth, or "ice", and 3,000 methamphetamine pills. Some of the drugs were found in a talcum powder tin at a rented house in Muang district of Nonthaburi, Pol Lt Gen Chinapat said.

Mr Jitboon was the administrator of the social media accounts that allegedly received orders for drugs. The illegal business had been operating for some months, he said.

Mr Jitboon allegedly admitted selling drugs to 5-8 buyers a day, and said his father was unaware of his   activities. He turned to selling drugs because his normal trade in other merchandise was in a slump. 

Four alleged accomplices were also arrested  - Pongsathon Mulmong, 24, Jakrin Ratanapol, 40, Kwanchai Sridee-iam, 38, and Pitak Ratanapol, 43.

Media reported Mr Jitboon had been arrested in 2015 for alleged car sale fraud involving millions of baht.


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