Botched Drug Bust Leaves Dealer Dead

 | Wed 23 Mar 2016 11:02 ICT

CityNews РA gunfight at Suandok Villa in Chiang Rai left one person dead after a drugs bust went wrong on March 22.

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Police arranged to buy drugs from 44-year-old Lortu Yalgoo in a sting operation. When the police made themselves apparent, the dealer pulled out a gun and shot at police while trying to escape in his pickup truck.

The police fired back, hitting the man and causing him to crash into a ditch.

He died from the gunshot, and police found a bag of 56,000 yaba pills and a handgun in his car.