An unnamed Thai police officer revealed that his superiors tried to suppress a narrative concerning the arrest of a British backpacker for promoting Class 1 medication on a infamous island in Thailand.

Andrew Brett was arrested on Thursday, February 29, for allegedly promoting ecstasy and LSD to different overseas vacationers on the Ecco Bar on Koh Tao island in the southern province of Surat Thani. The Thai officer, who wished to stay nameless, knowledgeable a reporter that the police had been monitoring the drug supplier for a number of months earlier than they swooped to nab him.

The Thai cop made identified they wished to hide the crime as a result of the drug dealing came about on the infamous Koh Tao island, extensively referred to as Dying Island.

Following a tip-off from a involved patron, police initiated an investigation into allegations that the British man was distributing medication on the bar. After monitoring his actions for 5 months, officers lastly apprehended him on his method to the institution on February 29. Amongst his belongings, officers allegedly found 0.54 grammes of ecstasy in a plastic bag, together with 25 ecstasy tablets and 75 LSD sheets, regionally referred to as magic paper.

In response to police experiences, Brett would go away his condo day by day at 8pm to promote medication to prospects on the Ecco Bar, a brief distance from Sairee Seaside the place British backpackers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller have been tragically killed in 2014.

The police officer revealed that the case had been stored confidential for a number of months. Subsequently, they said that orders had been given to “suppress the case”’to safeguard the island’s infamous mafia-like fame.

“The suspect admitted that every one the narcotics discovered belonged to him. He mentioned he offered ecstasy tablets to vacationers for 1,000 baht every, whereas the LSD paper was offered at 100 baht every.”

Brett has been charged with possession of Class I narcotics for distribution and now faces a possible punishment of as much as life imprisonment and even the dying penalty, relying on the severity of the case.

Koh Tao earned the nickname Dying Island following the tragic murders of British backpackers Witheridge and Miller in 2014. Subsequent incidents of vacationer deaths have raised issues, with a number of circumstances remaining unexplained.

Authors, documentary makers, and researchers have attributed these incidents to deprave Thai police and a strong group of native households controlling the island, accused of masking up the murders, reported The Every day Mail.

Witheridge and Miller misplaced their lives on Koh Tao on September 15, 2014. They’re believed to have been fatally attacked by the son of a outstanding native household on the supposedly idyllic island, after which corrupt Thai police allegedly framed two harmless Burmese employees, Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo.

Following these occasions, quite a few different unexplained vacationer deaths on the island have come to mild, resulting in the chilling moniker Dying Island.

Native police have endeavoured to suppress any unfavorable incidents rising from the picturesque island, whereas a choose few native households, who’ve resided there for many years, revenue financially from its attraction to backpackers and scuba divers worldwide.

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