Pattaya Police took into custody a Thai woman in Pattaya in the early morning hour of September 4 for allegedly peddling Ecstasy pills on the streets of this well-known tourist city that led to the arrest of a Finnish man after about 1,000 of the illicit drug were found in his apartment.
According to police, Chalermlak Inchaya, 27, a suspected drug pusher, was stopped by police near a convenience store in Central Pattaya area of Banglamung district in Chonburi. Police found five pills of the hallucinogenic/stimulant drug in her possession. Police said they were told by the woman that she had bought the drug from a Finnish man, identified as Tomi Pekka Langstedt, 28, who lived in a guesthouse in South Pattaya.
Police said they went to the Finnish man’s address, found Langstedt, searched his room and found about 1,000 Ecstasy pills. During interrogation, police said the Finn told them he had bought the pills from a beer bar owner in Central Pattaya at THB250 per pill and then resell them at THB700-1,000 a pop.
The two suspects were being held at Pattaya police station, pending further investigation.
Source: Thai-language press reports