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4 monks arrested and defrocked for alleged drug-taking at Chon Buri temple

Maya Taylor



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Police in the eastern province of Chon Buri have arrested 4 Buddhist monks accused of taking drugs at a local temple. The Pattaya News reports that the 4 have also been defrocked, with the abbot of the temple ordering them to leave the monkhood. The arrests occurred over the weekend after the abbot alerted police to reports of drug-taking at a temple in the sub-district of Nong Kangkok.

Officers Nitat Weanpradap and Somkit Yanapan from Chon Buri police inspected the temple, arresting the 4 unnamed monks, who it’s understood have confessed to taking illegal drugs. Urine tests have been carried out on the 4, with Somkit saying the results confirm drug use, although officers have not named the drug in question. The 4 men are now in police custody awaiting prosecution.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News


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    brian mc

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    monks caught enjoying cannabis? holy smoke!

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      Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 5:33 pm

      yah nom-keng without a doubt

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    Jim kelly

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Same with all other religions. Hey… pssssttt, “God or Buddha” doesn’t give a shit!! Stop using it a a vehicle to repent your wrong doings and then go out and carry on being a total twAT… UNTIL NEXT WEEKEND IN THE ‘TEMPLE’. “Oh, forgive me father I have sinned!I HAD SEX WITH A MINOR!!” Complete BOLLOCKS all of it!!

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    James Pate

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 5:37 am

    I guess those magic amulets for clean urine didn’t work.

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    Toby Andrews

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 11:59 am

    A Wat seem to be functioning as a half way house for criminals that leave prison.

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