Thailand: ‘Gold’ foetuses for black magic found
Bangkok: Thai police on Friday arrested a British citizen after six roasted foetuses covered with gold were found stuffed into travel bags in a Bangkok hotel room.
The police said Chow Hok Kuen, 28, a British citizen born in Hong Kong of Taiwanese parents, faces charges of hiding and covering dead bodies and a jail term of up to a year.
According to reports, the foetuses could be for black magic rituals.
Chow was arrested after police were tipped off about a website advertising the sale of the foetuses for black magic services.
He also told police that he planned to sell foetuses in Taiwan and that one could be worth up to 200,000 Thai baht, or USD 6,300.
Black magic rituals are still practised in Thailand.
Chow said that the black magic rituals with foetuses are believed to bring good fortune for businesspeople.
It is still not clear where the foetuses came from.
The British Foreign Office has confirmed the arrest.
(With Agency’s inputs)
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