Drug suspect shot dead, 3 arrested in Buri Ram

A 24-year-old man was shot dead and three other people arrested during a clash with police in Buri Ram.

Drug suspect shot dead, 3 arrested in Buri Ram
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Drug suspect shot dead, 3 arrested in Buri Ram

published : 13 Aug 2021 at 15:56

writer: Gary Boyle

ORIGINAL SOURCE/WRITER: Surachai Piragsa

Forensic officers examine the body of the drug suspect shot dead by police in Buri Ram's Prakhon Chai district on Friday morning. (Photo: Surachai Piragsa)

A 24-year-old man was shot dead and three other people arrested during a clash with police in Buri Ram.

The man was killed by a gunshot wound to his body in a rice field.

The clash occurred about 8.30am on Friday.

Three other suspects were caught, two men aged 20 and 25 and a 17-year-old girl. Another two men fled.

A bag left at the scene contained 8,000 meth pills and 200 grammes of crystal meth.

Police said a team had been sent to the area after receiving information a drugs delivery was planned there.

Two cars were found parked at the entrance of a path leading into some trees.

Police saw some people walking out from the bushes , one carrying a bag. When police confronted them, they dropped the bag and fled.  Three were caught. Two men managed to flee.

Another man fled along another path to a paddy field, When police gave chase the man fired a gun at them, according to police, who also said they fired one shot in return which killed him.

Vocabulary

  • bush : a plant that is smaller than a tree and has a lot of thin branches growing close together - พุ่มไม้
  • clash : a fight between groups of people - การปะทะกันสองฝ่าย
  • confront : to face, meet or deal with a difficult person, group or situation - เผชิญหน้า
  • flee (past form: fled) (verb) : to leave a place or person quickly because you are afraid of possible danger or consequences - หนี
  • methamphetamine : a stimulant drug that increases alertness and energy, but which is dangerous when taken in large amounts or over a long period of time - ยาบ้า
  • suspect : a person who is thought to have committed a crime - ผู้ต้องสงสัย
  • wound : an injury in which your skin or flesh is damaged - บาดแผล
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