Thai Fisherman Finds Pearl Worth RM1.39 Million Then Gets Arrested For Spending It On Drugs

source: The New York Post

A fisherman went from rags to riches went he discovered a rare Melo pearl worth 250,000 Pound Sterling (RM1.39 million) in Thailand, but his celebration was cut short when he was arrested by police.

37-year old Hatchai Niyomdecha was offered a big sum of money for the rare pearl, so he invited his friends over to a house in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand last Friday to celebrate, reported Daily Mail.

According to police, they raided his house after complaints by neighbours about loud noises and a suspicious smell. The police found and seized two boxes containing unknown substances and a box of 16,000 methamphetamine pills. Hmm… wonder what was the smell then?

Hatchai denied that the box belonged to him but police found his fingerprints after conducting a forensic test on the package. Police Colonel Chokdee Srimuang said the fisherman is still under investigation regarding the party.

The Thai fisherman made headlines after he discovered the rare Melo pearl, which is said to be the most expensive in the world.