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Buddhist Monks Failed Drug Test: According to a local official, a Buddhist temple in central Thailand has been left without monks after all of its holy men failed drug tests and were defrocked.

Four monks, including an abbot, tested positive for methamphetamine on Monday at a temple in Phetchabun province’s Bung Sam Phan district, district official Boonlert Thintapthai told AFP.

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Drug use led to the defrocking of monks from a Buddhist temple in central Thailand’s Bung Sam Phan district. Methamphetamine was found in all four monks. The temple is now deserted following the defrocking of the monks. More monks would be sent to the temple, according to district official Boonlert Thintapthai.

 

The temple is now deserted as a result of the unfortunate and unexpected incident. This has become a source of concern in the surrounding community. “The temple is now devoid of monks, and nearby villagers are concerned that they will be unable to make merit,” said Boonlert. The donation of food to monks is referred to as merit-making. It is considered a good deed.

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Meanwhile, a district official stated that temple activities and rituals will be resumed soon. More monks would be sent to the village, according to the official.
Meanwhile, methamphetamine is widely available throughout the country. On the street, it costs less than Rs 46. (20 baht). According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the drugs enter the country via Laos from Myanmar.

According to AFP, district official Boonler Thintapthai stated, “The temple is now devoid of monks, and nearby villagers are concerned that they will be unable to perform any merit-making.” As a good deed, worshippers can earn merit by donating food to monks.

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