Two Filipinos were arrested for allegedly drugging several tourists to steal their valuables at various Bangkok tourist attractions on Friday (December 23), following complaints filed by Japanese tourists that they were drugged and robbed by Filipinos at the Chatuchak Market.
Consequently, Carren Dizon Dolorito, 29, and Bernabe Mark Jerald Carreon, 22, were identified in photos by victims and were arrested later on Friday in the possession of ten tablets of Alprazolam (trade name Xanax, a short-acting anxiolytic of the benzodiazepine class of psychoactive drugs). Xanax also possesses anxiolytic, sedative, hypnotic, skeletal muscle relaxant, anticonvulsant, and amnestic properties.
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Police later searched the homes of the suspects which yielded a number of stolen valuables. Additionally, the suspects admitted to befriending Japanese tourists into playing cards before drugging them and stealing their possessions.