Bangkok Post – Nine arrested at drug-fueled party in Songkhla

Bangkok Post – Nine arrested at drug-fueled party in Songkhla

The owner of the house is also charged with illegal possession of ammunition

A border patrol officer questions a couple during a raid on their home in Songkhla on Wednesday. (Photo: Assawin Pakkawan)

A border patrol officer questions a couple during a raid on their home in Songkhla on Wednesday. (Photo: Assawin Pakkawan)

SONGKHLA: Nine people have been arrested for allegedly using illegal drugs, and a quantity of crystal methamphetamine was seized during a police raid on a house in Muang district of the southern province.

Border police raided the house in tambon Thung Wang on Wednesday, finding six men and three women taking drugs in a room that had turned into a drug-fueled party, according to the arrest team.

Upon seeing the police, the suspects tried to flee but were all later caught.

A bag containing methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, 12 rounds of ammunition and other items were seized from the house.

Udom Phuekphong and his girlfriend Duangkamon Darayon, both 37, admitted to owning the house and told police the drugs belonged to them. The couple were charged with possession of illegal drugs and drug use. Mr Udom was also charged with illegal possession of ammunition.

The other seven admitted to using methamphetamine and were charged with drug use. All were handed over to investigators at Muang Police Station for legal proceedings.

The raid followed a complaint that people inside the house were selling drugs and often held drug-related parties.