I bumped into Carlos again today and I asked him something I had forgot to ask during our talk yesterday. Carlos had just been robbed, and had heard from a diplomatic source that crimes against Westerners were way up. What was thought to have accounted for the recent increase in crime?
"Drugs," said Carlos. "Mostly yaba-yaba. Thai kids as young as 17 or 18 are now taking the stuff. That's the big change."