Man nabbed with meth pills after crash

A car driven by Boonchu Kaewthap, 53, of Prachuap Khiri Khan's Pran Buri district, hit the rear of a garbage truck in Muang district, Ratchaburi province, in the early hours of Wednesday. Police reportedly found 42,000 pills in his possession. (Photo by Saichol Srinuanchan)

RATCHABURI – A man was arrested allegedly with 42,000 methamphetamine pills in his possession after he fell asleep at the wheel and rammed his car into the rear of a garbage truck in Muang district early Wednesday, police said.

The accident occurred about 20 minutes after midnight when a Toyota Vios car driven Boonchu Kaewthap, 53, of Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Pran Buri district, hit the rear of a garbage truck of Tambon Huay Chinsee Municipality, which was collecting waste along Phetkasem Highway at Moo 4 village in tambon Angthong.

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The car was badly damaged but Mr Boonchu was not hurt.

When police arrived at the scene, villagers told them they saw Mr Boonchu walk with a bag from the car and hide it under the fence of a house.

The police reportedly found it was a white plastic bag containing some methamphetamine pills.

In a subsequent search of the car, more meth pills were allegedly found, bringing the total to 42,000 pills in total.

Mr Boonchu reportedly said he had been jailed three years for having 100 meth pills in possession with intent to sell and was released four years ago before returning to work as a drug courier.

He allegedly said he took the drugs from a Myanmar man in Kanchanaburi and was delivering them to a client in Prachuap Khiri Khan when he fell asleep at the wheel, leading to the crash.

Police show the pills allegedly seized from Boonchu Kaewthap in Ratchaburi province on Wednesday. (Photo by Saichol Srinuanchan)

-The Bangkok Post

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