Unfriended: Marijuana cancer-cure claim on Facebook leads to arrest
By The Nation
Picture: Chiang Mai News
A Chiang Mai man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly claiming on Facebook that he was a doctor and the marijuana he was selling could cure cancer.
Pol Lt Col Nitiphan Sangkhakorn, deputy inspector of Provincial Poice Bureau 5, said Yusuf Monthaya, 26, was arrested in a sting operation after he allegedly handed 12.3 grams of marijuana to an undercover police officer.
Nitiphan said Yusuf was arrested in the restroom of a petrol station on Sanambin Road in Tambon Suthep.
Provincial Bureau 5 monitors certain Facebook pages and had an officer join a group called “Trust Me about Herbs”.
Yusuf was allegedly posting online as an “associate professional doctor” and offering marijuana for sale as a cure for cancer.
The officer in the group ordered 12.3 grams for Bt1,000.
Nitiphan claimed Yusuf said he got the weed from a fried to sell on Facebook and had been doing so for a while, and that he posed as a doctor to boost sales.
Yusuf’s “friend” is now being sought.
Major quake feared in Lampang following minor tremors The Earthquake Watch Division of Thailand’s Meteorological Department is closely monitoring a series of tremors in Wang Nua district of the northern province of Lampang fearing a major earthquake may be imminent. The first tremor, measuring at...READ MORE...
Chiang Mai University urges people to stay indoors as pollution worsensBy NISANART KANGWALWONG THE NATION Doi Mon Mak Mae Jam district Chiang Mai CR : Facebook CCDC: Climate Change Data Center IN THE face of persistent air pollution in the North, Chiang Mai University (CMU) has decided to issue...READ MORE...
Chiang Mai student saved from suicide following Facebook alertBy The Nation Chiang Mai police arrived in time to save a university student from drowning after she jumped into the Ping River to try to commit suicide on Tuesday night. Col Piyaphan Phattarapongsin, deputy Chiang Mai police chief,...READ MORE...
Soldiers on forest-fire frontline in NorthBy Nisanart Kangwalwong The Nation Thai soldiers’ enemy of the moment is forest fires, which they’re battling in Lamphun and Chiang Mai with shovel-wielding troops and a pair of MI17 helicopters that earlier helped douse fires in Lampang. The woodland...READ MORE...