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Patong police bust Turkish man with bag of ‘ganja-looking’ tea before apologizing, taking smiling pic

Officers from Kathu Police Station were disappointed when it turned out that a ‘bag of drugs’ found on the person of a Turkish national at a Patong apartment, was nothing more than dried tea leaves.

ganga tea look alikePolice reported being informed by a “good citizen” at 11am on January 10 that there was a suspicious foreign tourist staying at Patong Condotel who was displaying “drug behavior”.

A force of police officers were dispatched to the suspect’s room and confronted a Turkish man, named only as “Mult D”, and another foreign man who was also in the room.

A subsequent search of the room unconvered a “suspicious” plastic bag full of dark leaves, which police were almost certain was ganja – dried cannabis sativa flowers.

However, it was finally determined that the bag of leaves was exactly that, dried black tea leaves inported from Turkey.

Police apologised to the men for the misunderstanding and posed for a photo in good spirits.

Phuket News

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