Thailand Temple Now Vacant After All 4 Monks Reportedly Test Positive for Drugs

Each of the four priests at a little Buddhist sanctuary in northern Thailand were defrocked after purportedly bombing drug tests.

The priests, which incorporated an abbot, supposedly tried positive for methamphetamine on Monday, a nearby authority told global news office Agence France-Presse.

Thus, the sanctuary — situated in Bueng Sam Phan, a locale situated in Phetchabun region — is briefly empty.

“The sanctuary is currently vacant of priests and close by locals are concerned they can’t do any legitimacy making,” region official Boonlert Thintapthai told AFP, alluding to a training that includes giving food to priests as a decent deed. The priests have since been all shipped off a wellbeing center for drug recovery, Thintapthai told the news organization.

Also, the authority said the neighborhood devout boss has vowed to allocate more priests to the sanctuary, revealed the BBC.

As per a new report from the Unified Countries Office on Medications and Wrongdoing, methamphetamine dealing has flooded in East and Southeast Asia, including Thailand.

As the stock has developed, road costs in Thailand have dropped to record lows, the organization detailed. As per AFP, pills can be bought for under 20 baht, which is under a dollar.

“The drop in the cost of gem methamphetamine is especially disturbing, as it has become substantially more open and accessible to those that couldn’t manage the cost of it previously,” Kavinvadee Suppapongtevasakul, an UNODC territorial manufactured drugs expert, said in a public statement.

Thanakorn Kaiyanunta, Representative Secretary-General of the Workplace of the Opiates Control Leading body of Thailand, said in the delivery that “tending to the methamphetamine circumstance is a first concern for the Public authority of Thailand and the locale.”

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