By Kwanhathai Malakan
A preliminary urine test on Kwanjai "Roxy Maxim" Khempradub showed no sign of drug abuse, Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) secretary-general Pol General Pongsapat Pongcharoen said yesterday.
A 3-year-old baby boy, who appeared with Kwanjai in a controversial video clip involving supposed drugs, will be sent to stay temporarily with his grandmother in Nakhon Sawan.
Police had summoned Kwanjai, after the 20-year-old former contender for this year’s Miss Maxim contest posted the video clip in which the boy was taught how to smoke “an illicit drug” – but she insisted the white powder was a harmless substance.
Kwanjai along with the boy and his mum, who also appeared in the clip, went to meet Pongsapat yesterday at the ONCB head office to discuss childcare guidelines with social welfare and a psychologist.
The three also submitted to a drug test, which failed to show signs of drug abuse. Pongsapat added that Kwanjai’s Saturday urine test also showed no trace of drugs.
Pongsapat said the three would travel to the Thanyalak Institute tomorrow to undergo more detailed drug testing, especially the boy who would be checked for drug abuse using strains of his hair. He added that the boy’s mother insisted the white powder seen in the clip was a harmless powder.
Pongsapat said the officials agreed the boy should be sent to stay temporarily with his grandmother as his mum worked at a night entertainment place and often left him on his own.
He said Social Development and Human Security Ministry officials in Nakhon Sawan would follow through on the boy’s living conditions while the ONCB would examine his mum’s lifestyle. If improved, they would allow them to stay together again.
Kwanjai said she was sorry for what had happened and admitted she did it out of fun – and the white powder wasn’t an illicit drug but a harmless powder.
She said she was not involved with illicit drugs anymore and the test results confirmed that.