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Offline thaiga

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Police Arrest Drug-Taking And Drunk-Driving Monks
« on: July 24, 2013, 08:57:03 PM »
Police actions were taken against misbehaviour of monks in 2 separate cases today.

The first incident involved monks who allegedly used illegal substances in Ayutthaya province.  Police visited Wat Kam Paeng Temple in Bang Pa-In district after its abbot complained that 3 monks were taking drugs in the monastery.

When police investigated the scene, they had found drugs taking equipment in the 3 monks’ belongings. Trace of illegal substance was also detected in the monks’ urine. The 3 monks were subsequently defrocked and taken into custody.

The suspects were identified as Mr. Dusit Pongbua, 27, Mr. Chalermpon Tiemamphon, 27 and Mr. Kritsada Kongyoo, 22. All of them were charged with drug abuse.

Meanwhile, police in Loei province were called to investigate a road accident in which a car tumbled halfway into a pond near the highway in Mueang District. Phra Jatupon Prombuddha, 41, a monk from a nearby temple, was standing outside his car with some injuries from the crash.

The monk said that he was the driver, as he and the other monk, called Phra Keng, were headed to Sri Boonrueng District in Nong Bualampoo province.

Inside the car, police found 5 empty beer bottles, which Phra Jatuporn later admitted that he drank, but he claimed he was forced by Phra Jatupon to do so.

Phra Jatupon told the police that they had stopped over to buy 20 beers, and the pair had been drinking in car. However, he said, they started having fights on the road out of drunkenness, which eventually led to the accident. Nonetheless, Phra Keng was nowhere to be found at the scene.

The police later sent Phra Jatupon to the nearby hospital to treat his injury. There they found illegal drugs under his robe belt. His urinary test also revealed that his body contained illegal substances.

Police later took Pra Jatupon to be defrocked at Pisanruntawas Temple, before charging him for having illegal substance in possession, taking illegal substance while driving, and driving under the influence of alcohol. Further investigation is underway.
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Re: Police Arrest Drug-Taking And Drunk-Driving Monks
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 03:43:25 PM »
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