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Dramatic Car Chase and Shootout

Dramatic Car Chase and Shootout

A dramatic car chase and shootout unfolded in Pattaya on the afternoon of May 23rd, resulting in the arrest of an alleged drug dealer. The suspect was shot in the leg by police officers after pointing his gun at them.

The incident began when Pattaya police, led by Police Chief Pol. Col. Nawin Thirawit, received a report of gunfire and injuries around 2:16 PM on Jomtien Second Road, in the Nongprue sub-district of Banglamung district, Chonburi province. They immediately responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, the police discovered Pol. Lt. Col. Chaimet Chaiwanruj, Deputy Superintendent of Na Jomtien Police Station, along with his team, apprehending Mr. Adisak Chanthong, also known as “Jo Jomtien,” 45. Mr. Adisak had sustained a gunshot wound to his right leg and was provided first aid by Sawang Boriboon rescue workers before being rushed to the hospital under police custody.

At the scene, police found a damaged Isuzu D-Max pickup truck, which had crashed onto a median strip and lost the tires on the front driver’s side.

They also found bloodstains believed to be Mr. Adisak’s and a black backpack containing illicit drugs inside the car. The backpack held 30 grams of methamphetamine, 150 methamphetamine pills divided into packets, drug paraphernalia, a digital scale, and a 9mm pistol with 15 rounds of ammunition. These items were collected as evidence.

According to a team of Na Jomtien police involved in the arrest, they conducted an undercover operation to apprehend Mr. Adisak, who was suspected to be a drug dealer.The officers lured the suspect to meet on Soi Pattaya-Jomtien 11. However, during the transaction, the suspect attempted to flee in his vehicle. Officers pursued him and fired at the tires to immobilize the vehicle, but the suspect continued driving with ruptured tires. The vehicle eventually lost control and crashed onto the median strip.Na Jomtien police cornered the lone suspect, but he still refused to surrender. Instead, he brandished a handgun and pointed it at the officers, prompting them to shoot him in self-defense. The bullet hit the suspect in the leg, causing him to give up.The suspect is reportedly being treated for his wound. Police stated that once he has recovered, Na Jomtien police will interrogate him and proceed with further legal action.

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