Experts have warned that illegal wildlife trafficking could surge as international borders reopen.
“Within Thailand, there's a lot of confusion and I don't know who we can trust right now.”
The Thai police chief, also suspected of vast corruption, was known for his luxury car collection, despite his official salary being $1,225 a month.
Consumption of the psychoactive beverage, which sees MDMA, meth, ketamine and diazepam dissolved in liquid, is on the rise in Asia.
The arrest was met with criticism in Thailand, taking place just one week before growing cannabis is set to be decriminalized nationwide.
Advocates hope the landmark payout could shake up the global garment industry, long criticised for exploiting cheap labour in the developing world.
11 bodies were found during a raid of the commune in Thailand, where disciples of the self-proclaimed holy man were consuming his feces and dead skin.
The country has made global headlines for its apparently ultra progressive approach to cannabis. But the reality on the ground is far less simple.
The incident, captured in a viral video, has shone a light on Thailand’s long-running issue of sexual, physical, and psychological abuse in its military.
The scandal has forced Thailand’s oldest political party to issue a rare public apology, and highlighted impunity among the country's rich and powerful men.
What's up with the Thai clergy's unexpected and twisted relationship with crime?