Police hunt for Russian for selling ‘bongs’ on Samui Sell
The Surat Thani police chief Monday instructed police on Koh Pha Ngan to launch a manhunt for a Russian who has posted an online ad to sell ‘bongs’ or water pipes made of bamboo for smoking marijuana.
The man uses a Russian name as КакoвПанганец and he has posted the ad on the Samui Sell and Buy Facebook page. His ad was posted in both Russian and English, offering to sell bong for Bt500 each.
The ad has been widely shared by Facebook users.
Surat Thani police chief Pol Maj Gen Apichart Boonsriroj said he had instructed Koh Pha Ngan police chief Col Prachum Ruangthong to hunt for the Russian.
The Russian posted that he was living on Koh Pha Ngan and the bongs had been made with high-quality bamboos.
Apichart said the advertisement blatantly violated and defied Thai laws and was unacceptable.
The Russian man also posted an album of photos showing a man lying under marijuana trees. The Russian uses a picture of an old man smoking a bong as his profile picture. The cover photo of the album is a teenage farang wearing green shorts and lying on the ground with marijuana trees surrounding him.
The post said there are handmade bamboo bongs on sale and the bongs are made in “Thai style [with] love and soul”. The post claimed the bongs are easy to use and environment friendly.
The post said the bongs with drawings will be added with surcharge and the bongs are available in various sizes.