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

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

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