A drug dealer left his stash in a haunted house because he knew people would be too scared to go inside.
Phetchai Pinsakul, 26, hid 138,000 methamphetamine tablets and two mobile phones in the run-down home in Phitsanulok, northern Thailand.
Superstitious locals are terrified of the property after ghost stories about two lovers perished there several years ago. It has been abandoned ever since and neighbours are even scared of walking past the home.
Certain that nobody would venture inside, Phetchai left his valuable stash of drugs there each day and night.
However, he was caught by undercover police in a sting operation on Tuesday January 21 night and forced to lead them to the rest of his supply.
Unfortuntaley for Phetchai, local cops were not scared of going inside the haunted house.
Footage shows how they uncovered the methamphetamine, also known as yaba, hidden inside a large ceramic pot.
Officers seized 10,000 pills he was planning to sell them along with another 128,000 in the haunted house and the suspect’s Toyota pickup truck.
Phetchaiwas grilled by police and allegedly confessed to dealing drugs and using a local Buddhist monk as a courier. He said he kept the drugs in the abandoned house because it was well-known for being haunted.
Phetchai said: “I worked with the monk and made about 3,000 THB (74 GBP) for each delivery.
“I was in charge of the hiding the drugs and I chose to keep them in this house because it was famous for being haunted, so I expected everyone would be scared of this place and not find the drugs here.”
The director of the region’s drug enforcement department Wattana Kerdpol said the police also went to find the monk but he had already fled.
He said: “The dealer has information about the monk, which we believe could help to lead us to the bigger dealer.
“We will continue searching for the accomplice and bring down the drug gangs in our province.”