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Hostage drama over Phuket drugs arrest ends peacefully

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Hostage drama over Phuket drugs arrest ends peacefully

By Eakkapop Thongtub



Srisoonthorn Mayor Worawut Songyot escorts Prasit Thepthong from the motorbike repair shop earlier tonight. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub


PHUKET: An hours-long siege with a man and a woman being held hostage at a motorbike repair shop in Thalang has ended peacefully with an armed drugs suspect surrendering to police.


The drama began when Prasit ‘Beer’ Thepthong, 33, refused to be searched by officers by the Thalang Police, reported officers at the scene.


Prasit pulled out a handgun and run into a motorbike repair shop on the Khao Lan - Bang Jo Rd (Route 4015) in Moo 4, Srisoonthorn, at about 5pm.


Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/hostage-drama-over-phuket-drugs-arrest-ends-peacefully-77642.php



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