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Samui police find Briton a little too relaxed

Jan 16. 2019
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By The Nation

A British businessman’s bedtime snack of marijuana-laced tom yam kung landed him in police custody on Koh Samui on Wednesday morning.

Gary Coughlan, 58, who’s involved in property development, was apprehended at a police checkpoint in Tambon Na Muang when he appeared to be under the influence of a narcotic. 

Officers began searching his car for drugs, only to be allegedly told he’d sprinkled ganja obtained from a Thai friend into a batch of spicy soup he’d prepared days earlier as a sleep aid.

Coughlan was given a urine test, which allegedly indicated 50 nanograms of marijuana per millilitres.

He was charged with using an illegal substance.

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