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Alleged drug dealer shot dead by police in Nong Khai

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A drug suspect was killed and two police officers injured during a police raid in Nong Khai province on Friday afternoon.
Muang Nong Khai police said that three of their officers were engaged in the shooting incident with the suspect, Parinya Yeunnan, 25, in Meechai subdistrict earlier that morning.

“Officials tracked down the suspect, a Nong Khai local, who was believed to be a residing at the house,” said the police.

“As officers approached to search him, Parinya charged at them with a knife, prompting an officer to shoot at his right leg. The suspect still did not stop and lunged forward with the knife to slash two officers on the forehead and face. Police then decided to shoot the suspect multiple times,” the police said.

Forensic experts found four gunshot wounds on the body and one in the right leg. At the scene they also reportedly found a bag containing 83 tablets of methamphetamine. Parinya’s body was sent to Khon Kaen Hospital for autopsy, while the injured officers are also being treated at the hospital.

Prakob Yeunnan, 58, the suspect’s father, said that Parinya was previously convicted in a drug case in 2018 but got out early and used to work as a truck driver in Bangkok before he got involved with drugs.

This article was first published in Nation

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