By The Nation
Acting on a tips-off, officials of a taskforce of the Chumphon governor checked Wat Kring in Moo 7 village in Tambon Sup-anan and arrested two monks for allegedly abusing methamphetamine.
Based on accounts of the two monks, officials next checked a monastic centre in Tambon Hong Charoen of Tha Sae. Four monks and three novices were tested for meth and found positive.
All were defrocked and brought to a drug rehabilitation centre at the Chumphon Territory Defence Company.