Surat Thani jail raid nets drugs and weapons

February 7, 2012

Police raided two prisons in the south Tuesday as part of their anti-narcotic suppression drive but while they found nothing in Ranong, they confiscated many illegal items including weapons and drugs in Surat Thani.

About 100 forces searched dormitory, lockers and buildings in Ranong Central Prison at about 5.30am. After the two-hour search, they found nothing but tobacco and cigarettes.

The prison houses 719 inmates, 631 of which are men.

Meanwhile police raided Surat Thani prison at about 6.30am and searched its dormitories and buildings.

They found many prohibited objects including crystal methamphetamine tablets, lighters, sharp objects and modified weapons.

The prison has a total of 2,445 prisoners.

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