A Swedish tourist has been accused by Phuket police of selling methamphetamine ya ice from his room at a Patong resort that only opened two weeks ago, writes PhuketWan.
The man, Rickard Morgan Tigerholm, 41, was arrested after Patong police carried out a ”sting” operation early yesterday.
Following a tip-off from a source, a police officer posing as a drugs buyer handed over 4000 baht to Thai bar girl Nawaphan Kongphumiphon, 36, in Nanai Road, about 1.20am.
According to PhuketWan Khun Nawaphan was interviewed for an hour at Kathu Police Station, and she was asked where she had obtained the 3.5 grams of the illegal drug. She named Mr Tigerholm, and said he operated from Room 305 at the newly-opened Blue Ocean Resort.
Kathu police station’s Lieutenant Akanit Danpitak said that police went to the room of the ”Swedish tourist” at the resort and in a search, found 1.5 grams of ya ice.
Mr Tigerholm was arrested and was due to appear in court later today. Police said that Mr Tigerholm had been on Phuket for two weeks, PhuketWan explains.