The arrest of an alleged top drug lord by Thailand’s Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) has unraveled the great life Laos national Xaysana Keopimpha, and his links in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
It revealed a lot of information on the inner workings of his network, but it also showed how Mr X as Xaysana is known, lived a great life.
But now that he is busted, it will serve a lesson to drug lords that the long arm of justice is not going to let them get away with their crimes.
The Thai authorities are trying to link several drug bust to Mr X, but in the meantime, social media images show him posing in luxury cars and plush hotels before his dramatic arrest at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok.
Authorities are now working to unravel a vast methamphetamine network that stretches Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.
The Daily Mail said he is a celebrity in Laos and used businesses such as hotels and luxury car sales as a cover up.
A photo of the suspected crime boss posing with relatives of a former Lao prime minister raised eyebrows after it surfaced shortly after his arrest.
Thai police say Xaysana also threw parties in Bangkok to cultivate his ties with celebrities and other bigwigs.
They suspect Bangkok and its surrounding suburbs offered crucial hideaways and protection for the drug syndicate, with high-end car dealers and celebrities helping to launder Xaysana’s profits.
His network is said to include several groups, particularly hi-so figures, entertainment operators and luxury car dealers.
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, wrote the Daily Mail.
But it does not end there. The NSB promises more exciting news in the near future!