Thai police have arrested an elderly Singaporean male for allegedly dealing the “Happy Water” drug among Chinese tourists at night entertainment establishments in Bangkok’s Yan Nawa district.
Pol Gen Chinnaphat Sarasin, the deputy national police chief, said Thursday that the arrest of the follows a recent raid on a pub in the district, during which several illegal narcotics found, including “Happy Water”.
The illegal pub, which caters only to foreign tourists, mostly Chinese, was allegedly owned and operated by Chinese businessmen.
He said that samples of the seized “Happy Water” have been sent to a lab for further analysis.
The suspect reportedly told police investigators that he smuggled the drug into Thailand from a neighbouring country, by hiding it in loudspeakers, and then kept it in various locations before selling it in entertainment outlets.
“Happy Water” is a powdered mixture containing caffeine, diazepam, ketamine, Ecstasy, methamphetamine and tramadol. The mixture, which comes in a variety of colours and is packed in sachets, is dissolved in liquid and consumed as a drink.