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Surin: Monks arrested with meth pills
« on: October 18, 2012, 10:34:06 AM »
Monks arrested with meth pills

SURIN - Police have arrested a senior monk for illegal possession and use of methamphetamine.

Atikarnpranan Titpunyo, the abbot of Wat Pho Kaew Mongkol Neramit in Prasat district of Surin province, and Sorasak Suchato, a monk from Prakonchai district of Buri Ram province, were stopped at a police traffic check point. They were arrested after testing positive for the drug.

Drug paraphernalia and knives were found in their car and methamphetamine pills were found on the roadside near the checkpoint.

Phra Atikarnpranan at first denied the drugs were his but eventually confessed that he bought 20 pills for 6,800 baht from a dealer in Jomphra district. The two men admitted that they threw away the drugs after they saw the police.

They were charged with possession and use of methamphetamine and remain custody.

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