PHUKET: Two men who had just returned tourists by speedboat to the pier at Phuket Boat Lagoon were arrested yesterday afternoon for using ya ice (crystal methamphetamine); one was also charged for possession of over eight grams of the drug.

The men were apprehended as part of a holiday drug-sweep in the area, Marine Police Inspector Chatchai Sakdee told the Phuket Gazette.

“When they arrived at the pier with the tourists, we boarded their boat, Apivarin 2, and asked to see their work documents,” Lt Col Chatchai said.

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