Well-meaning Thai drug dealer in custody after

Well-meaning Thai drug dealer in custody after

THAILAND - A drug dealer was arrested yesterday after attempting to donate 11 yaba pills at a centre collecting donations for flood victims in Chon Buri's Sattahip district.

The man reportedly urged workers at the centre to sell the drugs and use the proceeds to aid flood-affected people in the Eastern region.

Apparently under the influence of his own wares, former drug convict Jakkrit Mukpradap, 39, was arrested while trying to donate the pills to a booth in front of Wat Thep Prasart yesterday morning. He confessed to having taken five yaba pills earlier in the day.

A search of his home turned up a home-made gun and some ammunition.

Jakkrit said he got the drugs from a Rayong supplier identified only as Chamlong. Jakkrit said he had dealt drugs for three years after serving a prison term for his prior offence.

He said he was motivated to aid flood victims after watching a TV news report, so he donated the pills believing staff members could sell them for Bt3,000 (S$120).

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