Thursday, February 2, 2017

"Thai cops probe Laos drug lord’s ‘celebrity links’"

“Xaysana’s network includes several groups, particularly hi-so figures, entertainment operators and luxury car dealers,” said Sommai Kongvisaisuk, commander of Thailand’s Narcotic Suppression Bureau.

The term ‘hi-so’, from the English phrase high society, is routinely used by Thais to describe wealthy people, including some celebrities, with powerful links who are often seen as untouchable.

Authorities said Napapa’s husband Akkarakit Worrarojcharoendej, known as “Benz”, fled town early this morning before police arrived at his home and motorcycle repair shop.