Interior Ministry officials were saddened to see a four-year-old boy sobbing and begging his mother not to leave him after she was arrested for drugs offences in Chon Buri on Sunday night.
Ple (real name withheld), 31, was arrested at 11pm in front of a convenience store on Thessaban 17 road in Tambon Huay Yai, Bang Lamung district in a sting operation led by Sattahip district chief Anuchai Inthasorn, while delivering 2.58 grams of crystal meth or “ice” to an undercover official. Anucha said his team had planned the sting after the earlier arrest of another woman, Kalong Sanitphol, 35, who said she had bought the drugs found on her from Ple.
The boy, who had been riding on the back of the motorcycle while she made her deliveries, sobbed and said repeatedly: “Mum, don’t leave me. Go home with me.” Both the mother and boy were taken to Bang Lamung police station, where the woman’s relatives were called to collect the boy. NTN – EP