Nepal ex-prince arrested for drugs in Thailand
Published on Jul 16, 2014 3:56 PM
BANGKOK (AFP) - Former Nepalese crown prince Paras Shah has been arrested on drugs charges in Thailand for a second time and could face up to five years in prison, police said on Wednesday.
Shah was detained with about 13 grams of marijuana at a hotel in Bangkok, according to an officer at Thonglor police station who did not want to be named.
"He borrowed a flash drive from hotel security and when the security guard entered his room to get his flash drive back, he saw marijuana on the counter so he told police," the officer told AFP.
He said Shah, who is visiting Thailand on a tourist visa, had admitted illegal drug possession and was remanded in custody.
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