Officers display the
cache of drugs, weapons and other paraphernalia confiscated during a
search of Pattaya Remand Prison in Nong Plalai.
Another raid of the Pattaya Remand Prison in Nong
Plalai again turned up caches of illegal drugs and weapons.
More than 200 officers and volunteers led by
Banglamung District Chief Chawalit Saeng-Uthai tossed cells around 5
a.m. Feb. 28. Drug paraphernalia and methamphetamines were found in
lockers used by two inmates, as well as copious numbers of makeshift
knives, pornographic magazines and antibiotics that could be used in
Warden Somchai Wimansak said raids are done
periodically to stem the flow of drugs, mobile phones and other
contraband in and out of the prison, which currently houses 3,571
inmates, more than three times the number it was built for. Only 60
guards are employed to watch over the facility.