A Thai ‘drug lord’ needed to alter his face by means of cosmetic surgery in a failed try to cover from police.
Saharat Sawangjaeng reportedly modified his identify and face to look as a ‘good-looking Korean man’ after present process quite a few surgical procedures.
Though Saharat needed ‘a brand new life’ in South Korea, police managed to trace him down and have charged him with the unlawful import of narcotics.
Cops mentioned the change in his look was such that ‘none of his authentic face was left’.
The 25-year-old admitted final week to purchasing medication with Bitcoin on the darkish internet earlier than dealing them to clients in Thailand’s capital.
Thai Police major-general Theeradej Thammasutee instructed The Strait Occasions that he was ‘importing MDMA from Europe at simply 25 years outdated’, including that he was ‘one of many predominant causes of Bangkok’s MDMA epidemic’.
MDMA is a leisure drug taken as ecstasy capsules that may act as each a stimulant and psychedelic.
Police have reportedly been making an attempt to trace Saharat down since December final yr and managed to take action by means of tracing the distribution of Bangkok’s ecstasy.
Authorities had additionally beforehand arrested Saharat 3 times previous to his surgical procedures and knew what he as soon as appeared like.
In one in all his arrests, Saharat was allegedly caught with 290 ecstasy capsules and 2kg of liquid narcotics when beforehand detained on an assault cost. He went below the knife after managing to flee detention with witnesses then describing him as a ‘good-looking Korean man’ to police.
Final week Saharat, who then glided by the identify of Seong Jimin, was caught by authorities at a rental in Bangkok.
Following his arrest, investigations are mentioned to be happening concerning additional suspects past Thailand.
Explaining his dramatic transformation, he instructed cops: ‘I need to begin a brand new life. I’m bored of Thailand.’