He was found convulsing and frothing at the mouth with white powder on his lips.
When: January 13th, 2021
Where: Bang Bua Thong district, Nonthaburi province
Victim: Mr. Nopparat Arthaphongsa, 36
What: Another death has been reported after the consumption of เคนมผง – K-powder, a concoction that’s reportedly ketamine, heroin (or other opiates), ice, and the sleeping pill ramelteon. The death was reported to Nonthaburi police who went to the condo in Nonthaburi to find the body of Mr. Nopparat Arthaphongsa, 36, lying in the laundry room in the condo’s ground floor. A white stain was found on his lips.
Investigators said that a friend of the deceased took the drug powder last night and they did find the white powder in his room. They are testing it for contents. The deceased was complaining of the cold and went into the laundry room for warmth and fell unconscious shortly after.
According to the report, the first person who found the deceased in the room said that he was having convulsive seizures. Saliva and white substances frothed from his mouth.
According to other reports, the drug is feared to be spreading throughout Thailand. At this time, the deaths have mainly been in the Bangkok area.
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My take: Ketamine is being identified as the culprit in a lot of the reports. But I’m wondering what else is in the concoction.
Could it be fentanyl? It’s what killed 80,000 people in the USA the past year alone. We’ll wait and see.
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Source: https://www.dailynews.co.th/crime/818719, https://www.thairath.co.th/news/politic/2011703