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Group Of Monks Fail Drug Test & Test Positive For Meth Pills That Cost As Low As RM2.53

today1 December 2022

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Buddhist monks praying
Source: Getty images

Buddhist’s were taught that wisdom, kindness, patience, generosity and compassion were important virtues. Specifically, all Buddhists live by five moral precepts, which prohibit:

  • Killing living things
  • Taking what is not given
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Lying
  • Using drugs or alcohol

Yet in Thailand, a Buddhist temple has been left stranded because all the monks, including the abbot, had failed a drug test and tested positive for methamphetamines.

Four monks including an abbot at a temple in Phetchabun province’s Bung Sam Phan district tested positive for methamphetamine on Monday. Photo: AFP
Source: SCMP

Boonlert Thintapthai said the monks were subsequently sent to a health clinic to undergo drug rehabilitation.

The raid comes amidst a national campaign to tackle drug trafficking.

The monks were reportedly removed from the temple after police administered urine tests on Monday, which saw all four men failing the test. Officials did not say what had brought the temple to the attention of police.

β€œThe temple is now empty of monks and nearby villagers are…

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Written by: Quinny Tan