Laotian drug kingpin Xaysana Keopimpha arrives at a criminal court in Bangkok in 2017. File photo: AFP

The drug lord known as ‘Mr X’ escapes death, but is jailed for life by a Thailand court for smuggling tonnes of meth

Xaysana Keopimpha, a swaggering Laotian who before his arrest paraded his celebrity links and penchant for sports cars on social media, was picked up at Bangkok’s main airport in January last year

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Laotian drug kingpin Xaysana Keopimpha arrives at a criminal court in Bangkok in 2017. File photo: AFP
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