Dhammakaya search still finds no trace of elusive monk

Sniffer dogs join the search of the Master Nun Chandra Centennial Building and other areas at Wat Phra Dhammakaya on Friday. (Photo by Pongpat Wongyala)

PATHUM THANI - The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and police resumed their search for embattled Phra Dhammajayo at Wat Phra Dhammakaya on Friday, and again came up empty-handed.

Officials returned to the temple in 16 teams with sniffer dogs for the second day of their second search on Friday, in their long-running effort to arrest the 72-year-old former abbot.

The search on Friday covered eight locations in the compound encompassing 2,000 rai of land at the temple in Khlong Luang district in Pathum Thani and the focus this time was on the Master Nun Chandra Centennial Building, where temple critics, including former monk Mano Laohavanich, have claimed Phra Dhammajayo could be hiding.

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