NAKHON RATCHASIMA — An inmate at Klongpai Central Prison has died after 20 condoms filled with crystal methamphetamine, or "ice", burst in his stomach, according to prison director Aree Chaloeysook.
Mr Aree said the inmate, identified as Anukoon Pasookf, had been sentenced to life in prison on drug offence and was fighting his case in the Appeal Court.
An initial post-mortem examination found Anukoon, 33, hid 20 condoms containing a combined 165 grammes of ice drugs with an estimated street value of 8-10 million baht. The death was believed to have been caused by the bursting of some of the condoms in his stomach, Mr Aree said.
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