KALASIN - A 41-year-old monk who told police he took methamphetamine to slim down has been charged with using an illegal drug.
Athikanprayong Papassaro, 41, the abbot of a temple in tambon Kut Khao of Kuchinarai district, was arrested while using methamphetamine, or yaba, in his living quarters, according to a report in Spring News.
The abbot, who has been in the monkhood for 13 years, confessed that he had been taking a few yaba pills daily to lose weight since his weight ballooned to 90kg. The drug reduces a person's appetite.
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