Retired Kiwi MICHAEL HOLT Arrested for Drug Dealing and Working

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Retired Kiwi MICHAEL HOLT Arrested for Drug Dealing and Working

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:31 am

New Zealand Man Busted for Drug Dealing in Chiang Mai
16 August 2019
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CHIANG MAI – A 55 year-old man from New Zealand has been arrested for allegedly drug dealing and running a Bar and bistro illegally.

Police raided Spades Bistro & Bar following reports that there was foreigner working without a visa and dealing drugs.

Police discovered Michael Holt, 55, a New Zealand citizen who held a retirement visa, but was allegedly working in the pub.

They also uncovered 64 ecstasy pills, 9.92 grams of cocaine and 9.68 grams of ketamin.

He was accompanied by a Thai girlfriend were taken to Chiang Mai police station for questioning.

Local media report he has been charged with working in Thailand illegally, possession of illicit drugs and intent to distribute.

Holt is currently being detained as police issue proceedings for legal action against him.

If found guilty he is facing a sentence of between one to five years and a fine of 20,000-100,000 baht.
https://www.chiangraitimes.com/new-zeal ... hiang-mai/
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Re: Retired Kiwi MICHAEL HOLT Arrested for Drug Dealing and Working

Post by bittermelon » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:31 am

Has Thailand chilled a lot with regard to drugs? I mean yeah 5 years is a lot of time for the person doing it but seems lenient compared to what you read in those "foreigner busted in Thailand" books.
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Re: Retired Kiwi MICHAEL HOLT Arrested for Drug Dealing and Working

Post by Anthony's Weiner » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:48 am

A dipshit up the road was busted for selling yaba, something like 150 pills on him when he was busted. He got 4 years and has to start serving his sentence before the end of the month. This prick comes from a wealthy family, at new years he was in a motorcycle accident while racing that killed his buddy and kept him in the hospital for a month and is so fat he has to sleep in the sitting position. The prison will do him good even if he goes back to dealing when he gets out.

I imagine the kiwi will get at least the same or the full 5and while sentences may not be as long as in the past I don't believe conditions are any better
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