Now the Monks, are on a High, Police Raid the Temple?

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The monks were then sent to a specialized clinic. "The temple is now empty and the inhabitants of nearby villages are worried that they will not be able to do any ceremony," local officials said.


Buddhist temple closed after drug test: monks were all positive

Story by gossiptrip.it • Yesterday 14:35

In Thailand, a Buddhist temple has been closed after all resident monks tested positive for drugs.

Monks at a temple in Bung Sam Phandistrict, Phetchabun province, Thailand, took urine tests last Monday during a drug raid. All tested positive for illegal drugs and were forced to leave the monastery.© Getty Images

The police had joined the health authorities and raided the small temple, where three monks and the abbot were staying. All four were tested for drugs and tested positive.© Getty Images

It happened in the district of Bung Sam Phan, in the province of Phetchabun, in the north of the country.

The monks, according to local officials, tested positive for methamphetamine. This has caused consternation in the local community, which relies on monks for religious services.©

The monks, according to local officials, tested positive for methamphetamine.

The monks were then sent to a specialized clinic. “The temple is now empty and the inhabitants of nearby villages are worried that they will not be able to do any ceremony,” local officials said.© Getty Images

As part of a crackdown on drugs, police joined health authorities and raided the small temple, where three monks and the abbot were staying. All four were tested for drugs and tested positive.

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Thailand is a major transit country for methamphetamine arriving from the Burmese state of Shan through Laos. Methamphetamine pills are sold on the streets of Thailand for less than 20 baht (about 50 cents).© 

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