Jamie Robert Hansom and Steven Brett Hovi
Two Australian men were arrested among several others during a police drug sting in Thailand yesterday which netted more than a kilogram of ice, guns and a car.
Jamie Robert Hansom Age
He is 46 years old.
and Steven Brett Hovi
He is 58 years old.
Jamie Robert Hansom and Steven Brett Hovi Arrested
They were arrested after heavily armed officers swarmed over a high metal gate of a home in the beach-side resort city of Pattaya, about 100km southeast of the capital Bangkok, about 5.30 pm yesterday.
Thai police said at a press conference they were pursuing a network of drug dealers from the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang suspected of selling drugs to foreign tourists, local media reported.
Among those arrested in the sting were Nigerian man Chimezie Stanley Duru, 38, and Thai nationals Jiraporn Kiatsutthachit, 35, and Wirapha Ungsri, 34, local media reported.
At the press conference yesterday, Thai police posed with a display poster picturing those arrested that mentioned the Hells Angels and Comanchero outlaw motorcycle gangs.
Several people arrested in Pattaya Thailand during drug police raid. More than a kilogram of ice, weapons and a car were confiscated.
The police arrived at 5:30 pm at a house in Pattaya. The Pattaya police said they were part of a network suspected of selling drugs to foreign tourists.
During the bite, Australians Jamie Robert Hansom (46) and Steven Brett Hovi (58) were arrested. Together with the Nigerian Chimezie Stanley Duru, 38; and the Thai citizens Jiraporn Kiatsutthachit (35) and Wirapha Ungsri (34).
The authorities confiscated 1,229 kg of a drug allegedly made from ice. several weapons, six mobile phones; 12 debit cards for seven bank accounts; 12 money trays and a gray Toyota Vios sedan.
The police also believe that they may be in contact with the motorcycle gang outside the Hells Angels Act, according to local reports.
The police described the arrests as a major move against a worldwide drug cartel.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Two Australian men arrested in dramatic drug raid as Thai police swarm home
- Jamie Robert Hansom, 46; Steven Brett Hovi, 58, taken into custody yesterday
- Beachside Pattaya a hotbed of crime, police say drug gang were Hells Angels