Briton caught with ganja on Samui

Immigration police on Monday arrested a British man on Koh Samui island and charged him with illegal possession and use of marijuana.

Briton caught with ganja on Samui
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Briton caught with ganja on Samui

published : 26 Oct 2021 at 16:09

writer: Gary Boyle

ORIGINAL SOURCE/WRITER: Wassayos Ngamkham

British national Paul Matthew Kennedy, second from right, at the immigration police station on Koh Samui after his arrest for possession and use of marijuana. (Photo supplied)

Immigration police on Monday arrested a British man on Koh Samui island and charged him with illegal possession and use of marijuana.

Police said Paul Matthew Kennedy, 32, was arrested on Monday at his home in Bo Phut.

Informants had alleged Mr Kennedy was involved in marijuana-related activities.

They learned from social media that Mr Kenedy had allegedly run a business selling products for growing marijuana in the United Kingdom.

A search of his bag found a small amount of marijuana . Police found marijuana in the drawer of a TV table, and more in a refrigerator.

Mr Kennedy said he bought it for 60,000 baht from a Thai woman.

A urine test confirmed he had used marijuana .

Mr Kenedy was charged with illegal possession and use of marijuana .

Vocabulary

  • alleged : claimed to be true although not yet proven; claimed to have done something wrong but not yet proven - ที่ถูกกล่าวหา
  • arrest (verb) : (of the police) to take someone to a police station because they are believed to have committed a crime - จับกุม
  • informant : someone who secretly gives information about someone to the police or someone in authority - ผู้ให้ข้อมูล, ผู้บอก, ผู้แจ้ง
  • marijuana (noun) : a drug (illegal in many countries) made from the dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, which gives the person smoking it a feeling of being relaxed - กัญชา, ต้นกัญชา
  • possession : having or owning something - การครอบครอง
  • urine : liquid waste passed from your body - น้ำปัสสาวะ
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