Monk caught with speed pills

POLICE manning a checkpoint in northeastern Thai province of Nong Bua Lamphu suspected something fishy when they stopped a pickup truck driven by a Buddhist monk, the Thai-language daily Khao Sod reported today (Feb. 22).

The 37-year-old monk began to sweat and his hands were shaking as policemen asked him where he was heading. The monk did not respond and began acting in a very erratic manner.

The police then checked the back of the driver’s seat and they found 14 methamphetamine pills and five 9 mm bullets.

They took the monk to the police station where he underwent a urine test, and it turned out to be purple showing drug use.

He confessed to taking the drugs and the police later took him to a temple where he was disrobed.


Top: The Buddhist monk found to have taken drugs and with some methamphetamine pills in his possession. Photo: Khao Sod

By Songpol Kaopatumtip