Police arrested the 37 year old monk, Phra Prakong last Friday in Si Saket province after he hosted one too many teen drug parties at his temple.

The local Governor’s office had received complaints from residents about his regular drug parties at the Ban Krapho Temple.

Officers searched Prakong’s residence and said they found a small amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

The monk was “defrocked” and charged with possession of Category One narcotics.

According to police, local residents said they often saw youths visiting Prakong’s monk residence to buy and take ya ba, which they said caused concern in the community.
Prakong reportedly confessed to the charges.


Source: Khaosod English and Koh Samui Times