17 more need treatment after apparent use of “K powdered milk” drug cocktail
Seventeen people have required medical treatment after suspected use of the “K powdered milk” drug cocktail during the past two days. Four of them were admitted to the Boromarajonani National Drug Addiction and Princess Mother National Institute on Drug Abuse Treatment (PMNIDAT) due to the severity of their condition.
Dr. Sarayuth Boonchaipanichwattana, the institute’s director, said that four were admitted for treatment, while the rest were discharged after being given medication, but their urine samples were collected for analysis. The results are expected in 3-5 days.
He explained that not every patient could be admitted for treatment, to make sure that there is room in the institute for those who need medical care the most.
He disclosed that some of the patients were suffering from hallucinations and most of the cases were sent to the institute by relatives.
In the meantime, the Bangkok South Criminal Court has issued warrants for the arrests of four men suspected of trafficking in the drug cocktail, which has allegedly caused the deaths of seven youths in Bangkok.
Two were arrested today. They are suspected of selling the narcotic mixture to victims who worked at an entertainment venue in the Rama 3 area.
Earlier, police arrested a woman at her home, in the Sai Mai area, in possession of eight grams of what is thought to be “K powdered milk”. The suspect reportedly told police she bought the drug from a dealer in the Lumlukka district of Pathum Thani for sale to youths in Sai Mai.