Forex trader dies of ‘bizarre’ drug overdose at Bangkok hotel
A man has died of “bizarre” drug overdose in Bangkok, Thailand, the police said on Friday.
The 56-year-old died of a heart attack after taking an overdose of cannabis, the National Narcotics Agency said in a statement.
The man died in a hotel room at the Four Seasons Hotel on the outskirts of Bangkok on Friday afternoon, it said.
The death is being treated as a drug overdose and police are continuing their investigation.
It was not immediately clear what caused the man to overdose.
Authorities had previously said there was no evidence the drug was the reason for the man’s death.
The National Narcotic Agency (NNA) said it has opened a case into the case, but it is too early to comment further.
It said the man died from a drug “involving unknown toxicity”.
The NNA did not provide details of the man.
Earlier this month, police detained a man they said had taken part in an organised crime gang that targeted tourists at the Thailand International Airport in Bangkok.
The arrest came amid a crackdown by the NNA on illegal activities that it said were disrupting Thailand’s tourism industry.
The arrests have also been widely condemned by rights groups, who say they are part of a wider crackdown on peaceful dissent.