Police in Koh Phangan have announced the arrest of a foreign man in what they say is a bust of a big drug dealer on the holiday island in southern Thailand.
Arrested at a luxury house in Ban Tai, Koh Phangan on Saturday was 44 year old Gild Yohai, a British national with Israeli heritage, said Manager.
Found in a bedroom at his house were ecstasy, ketamine, cocaine, two types of ganja, scales and plastic bags for distributing the drugs. He admitted at the police station that it was all his.
He then asked to see an officer in charge and offered to pay one million dollars in a bribe.
When the police refused, he started to show signs of stress and began to make trouble, said Manager, going on about a Mr Big who would be informed.
Police had investigated the suspect after he appeared to be living a flamboyant lifestyle – but didn’t appear to have a job.
Pol Lt-Col Thanawat Sukhata said this was no ordinary suspect in a drugs case. He was a big player.
He said that the suspect has six Russian girlfriends and two children. He is in the process of purchasing a 30 million baht house of which 2 million has so far been paid.
He drives around Koh Phangan in a kind of army jeep.
Manager described him as a mafia poser.
He has been charged with possession of drugs with intent to sell and is in the custody of the Koh Phangan police.
Source: Manager Online