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    Briton dies fleeing drug bust

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    A Briton, 60, was fatally injured while apparently speeding to escape being caught with drugs in Udon Thani on Thursday night, police said.

    Police said David John Sewell was fatally injured when his Honda Civic crashed into the rear of a trailer truck on the Udon Thani-Sakon Nakhon road in Ban Nong Kae village in Tambon Nongkham in Muang district at about 9pm.


    Sewell's car was spotted parked in Ban Nong Sai village by a patrol car led by Pol Lt Col Pattanawong Chanpol, deputy chief of the Muang Udon Thani.

    Pattanapong noticed that the driver's door was open so he approached but Sewell drove off and crashed into a truck.



    He died at Udon Thani provincial hospital.


    Police found a tiny bag of marijuana on the front passenger seat.


    Pattanawong said found four more small bags of marijuana, 80 methamphetamine pills, five bags of crystal meth and seven bags of cocaine.


    Police later found out that Sewell had been staying at the Ton Tal Resort in Ban Nong Bu village in Tambon Samprao for a few years.


    His Thai wife was there and was informed about the accident by the police.


    The wife, who came from Bangkok, claimed that she knew nothing about the drugs and she thought Sewell drove out every night to drink with friends in Udon Thani.


    Police found more marijuana hidden in the room and detained the wife for further questioning.




    Briton dies fleeing drug bust

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    Petty drug dealer at his age.

    Wonder where he was hoping to flee to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    Petty drug dealer at his age.

    Wonder where he was hoping to flee to.
    What? A 60 year-old white British (not a Nigerian) drug dealing farang? Nah, I don't believe that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    Petty drug dealer at his age.

    Wonder where he was hoping to flee to.
    Heaven? Hell?

    I've got it! Nirvana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker View Post
    Heaven? Hell?

    I've got it! Nirvana.
    There you go again, Thanks!

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    Well this one's certainly brought out the drug squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Well this one's certainly brought out the rug squad.
    The guy stood a better chance fleeing on a magic carpet

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    He had to pay.

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    With the type, and amount, of drugs he had I suppose death is the better option to life in a Thai jail?

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    Silly old fucker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuskegeeBen View Post
    What? A 60 year-old white British (not a Nigerian) drug dealing farang? Nah, I don't believe that!
    I know one. I can give you his number if you want

    I'd imagine his clients will be a bit worried now wondering if the b.i.b will go through his call register

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    I'd imagine his clients will be a bit worried now wondering if the b.i.b will go through his call register
    Finding his call register will come in handy for the police. They'll take over his dealership with a list of available buyers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    With the type, and amount, of drugs he had I suppose death is the better option to life in a Thai jail?
    In case he had foreseen and prepared himself properly for such situation and his family is familiar with his "preparations", he can survive easily in a Thai prison.

    Any idea how much money is deposited daily by families for their people inside that they have enough for daily buying at inside shops for their better well being?

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    Inmates are allowed a maximum of 300B per day but visitors can order food to be sent in to them and can also provide medicine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    Inmates are allowed a maximum of 300B per day but visitors can order food to be sent in to them and can also provide medicine.
    The first statement is correct, but the other surely not. No food from outside, no medicine from outside, no nothing from outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    I know one. I can give you his number if you want

    I'd imagine his clients will be a bit worried now wondering if the b.i.b will go through his call register
    So all those accusations to Maanaam were just Luigi projecting, eh ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    Inmates are allowed a maximum of 300B per day but visitors can order food to be sent in to them and can also provide medicine.
    My BiL is currently inside doing 4 years for drugs. My missus says there is a sign at the front office that a max 9,000 Baht can be deposited per prisoner. Of that she doesn't know how much of that 9,000 they can have per day. The food can only be bought from the authorised vendors outside the jail. A ticket will be issued confirming purchase. Medicines are free, if necessary, and only issued by the jail.

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    Bit of potentially useful trivia, 300 bt daily would be around 9k a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    So all those accusations to Maanaam were just Luigi projecting, eh ?
    Yep. Lulu is a self-confessed extasy user. I'm only a self-confessed occassional ganja smoker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    Bit of potentially useful trivia, 300 bt daily would be around 9k a month.
    Equals the national minimum wage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    My BiL is currently inside doing 4 years for drugs. My missus says there is a sign at the front office that a max 9,000 Baht can be deposited per prisoner. Of that she doesn't know how much of that 9,000 they can have per day. The food can only be bought from the authorised vendors outside the jail. A ticket will be issued confirming purchase. Medicines are free, if necessary, and only issued by the jail.
    That's correct. Everybody has got his own account with the income from outside and daily spending at the inside shops limited by 300 Baht/day. The charging goes over finger print machine. The ones who do not have a free access to the shops will get a credit card applied at the shop by a trusted helper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    The food can only be bought from the authorised vendors outside the jail
    This is not correct. Nothing can be brought from outside to a prisoner. Even the guards are checked when entering what they are bringing inside, no phones, no cameras allowed.
    The food (raw material) is bought from outside by the prison management for a retail inside. The regular food and the food for sale is cooked inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    This is not correct. Nothing can be brought from outside to a prisoner. Even the guards are checked when entering what they are bringing inside, no phones, no cameras allowed.
    The food (raw material) is bought from outside by the prison management for a retail inside. The regular food and the food for sale is cooked inside.
    I apologise. You are correct. How I described was how it was 10-12 years ago when the BiL was in for attempted murder. Since then they've stopped that and now do it the way you say.

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