A taxi driver from Kalasin was all smiles when he picked up some narcotics officers who said they wanted to return to base.
For some strange reason, which is still unknown, he was so happy to have the drugs officers in his taxi that he took a selfie with them. Amazingly though, he had somehow forgotten that he was wanted on a warrant for drugs offences himself committed in Korat. Either that or he was way too confident.
The police knew about him and had called his taxi in a sting operation. Athit picked them up unwittingly and drove them to the Drugs Suppression Division head office in Bangkok. During the journey, Athit was apparently very talkative, and seemed to take a great interest in how the officers operated on a day to day basis.
As soon as they reached the steps of HQ he was arrested and the penny dropped. You would have though it would have dropped the minute he found out that some narcotics officers were in his cab, but oh no.
He admitted he was wanted on a drugs charge and was promptly detained and then sent to Nakorn Ratchasima to face the rap.
The story was that outrageous that it has even featured on Thai National TV.