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Former abbot nabbed for running a rehab centre to sell drugs

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A combined force of narcotics officials, food and drugs officials and military personal raided drug rehabilitation centre at a temple in Nakhon Nayok province on Thursday (Sept 7) and arrested a former abbot and his assistant for allegedly selling narcotics-laced medication to drug addicts.

The two suspects were identified as Suwanchote Imsamai, 43, and Suwan Wongsricha, 61, formerly Phra Khru Opasthamchote, abbot of Wat Khao Permsawang in Nakhon Nayok.

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By Thai PBS

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