Two Monks Found at Abandoned Hotel in Phuket Test Positive for Drugs

Thalang, Phuket –

Two monks were found at an abandoned hotel in Thalang and tested positive for illegal drugs.

Thalang District Chief Bancha Tanuin told the Phuket Express that on Tuesday (March 21st) a village headman and the head monk in Thep Krasattri sub-district inspected an abandon hotel in Baan Mueang Mai.

Two monks were found staying at the abandoned hotel. They were originally from a temple in Nakhon Sawan, central Thailand. However, the head monk in Nakhon Sawan was contacted but they have refused to take the two monks back.

The two monks tested positive for illegal drugs. They were defrocked and are ready for further legal action.



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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.