Couple arrested for selling ‘magic mushrooms’

Couple arrested for selling ‘magic mushrooms’

Additionally, suspects provided training on how to use psilocybin to treat different ailments.

Couple arrested for selling ‘magic mushrooms’
Two suspects and bags of hed khee kwai ( magic mushrooms ) are seen posing with police in the Bangkok district’s Chatuchak neighborhood. ( Photo: Metropolitan Police Bureau IDMB Facebook )

A couple has been detained in a Bangkok apartment after growing “magic mushrooms” and selling them online, where they claim they may aid in the treatment of many illnesses.

A team of officers from the Metropolitan Police Bureau ( MPB) arrested the pair —&nbsp, identified only as Banyong, 40, and Amita, 36 — at their condominium room in Chatuchak district on Monday. They seized 181 plastic bags of individual khee kwai or psilocybin mushrooms, also known as secret mushrooms, weighing 117 kilogrammes, along with mobile phones, an air purifier, diffuser, drying machine, level, drinking for washing, a thermometer and gloves.

The couple were charged with illegal production, possession and sale of Category 5 narcotics ( psilocybin mushrooms ), Pol Maj Gen Theeradet Thumsuthee, an MPB chief investigator, said on Tuesday.

The couple’s arrest came after a hint that they had been selling mushrooms online and using the condo room for illegal growth. According to rumors, they used personal logistics to ship their goods.

Psilocybin vegetables and other items have been taken from a Bangkok apartment building. ( Photo: Metropolitan Police Bureau IDMB Facebook )

Ms. Amita testified to the police that she had formerly held positions as the manager of an entertainment company in the Sukhumvit neighborhood. She claimed she left her job to move with Mr. Banyong, who made a living trading mineral stones that she claimed were the same as moldavites, which were gemstones brought on by crater impacts. People who believe in stones ‘ healing abilities value them.

Mr. Banyong claimed to have learned how to cultivate fungi from YouTube, TikTok, and Google for about two centuries. The couple later decided to develop mushroom mushrooms, which they sold for 100 ringgit per kilogram. Additionally, they offered training on how to take magic mushrooms, which they claimed may treat both physical and mental illnesses. They charged educators 11, 110 ringgit each.

The suspects even asserted that they had mystical power and were angels with magical abilities. They claimed that everything was connected to the fungi they raised and the rocks they sold. Additionally, they claimed to have used the vegetables to treat a young child with an unnamed illness.

The couple sold the mushrooms for more than 100, 000 baht per month, according to authorities, and offered courses on fruit consumption.