PHUKET: Two shoplifters apprehended at a Phuket 7-Eleven store were later found to be involved in the theft of seven motorbikes and were dealers of ya ice (crystal methamphetamine), police announced yesterday.

Staff at the 7-Eleven store near Phuket International Airport informed police that a man and woman were caught on the store’s CCTV system stealing items from the shop.

Police arrived and detained Daorueng Budda and Tawan Dechjirachoti, both 28, for possession of five stolen bottles of Nivea body lotion that Ms Daorueng had placed in her shoulder bag.