Iranian arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport for smuggling 42kg of ‘ice’

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BANGKOK, Jan 6 (TNA) – An Iranian man on Wednesday was arrested at Thailand’s main international airport for smuggling 42 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as “ice”, worth over Bt17 million (about US$500,000), into the kingdom.

Customs Department Director-General Somchai Sajjapong inspected the impounded drugs seized from 33-year-old Ghanavatirajabnejad Keyvan in the international arrival terminal of Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Customs officials said they observed the Iranian man behaving suspiciously after he disembarked.

As the suspect went through baggage scanning process, officials found that the bag was unusually thick, so they examined it and found the crystal meth hidden in a specially-made compartment in the luggage.

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