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Drug smuggling Iranian arrested at Suvarnabhumi carrying 3 kilos of ‘ice’

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BANGKOK, Oct 8 – An Iranian man was arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport for smuggling three kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine also known as ‘ice,’ worth nearly Bt10.5 million (US$350,000) into the kingdom, a senior Thai customs officer said on Friday.

Saeid Golestani, 25 year-old Iranian national, was apprehended at the arrival terminal of Thailand’s main international airport Thursday evening, according to Wisan Wuthisaksilp, Principle Advisor on Development of Customs Control System.

When Mr Golestani was passing through the terminal, customs officers asked him to stop to inspect his baggage check as well as a microwave oven which he carried, bypassing an X-ray scanner.

A scan test found a package of crystal meth in a plastic bag with a total weight of three kilos hidden inside the microwave oven, Mr Wisan explained.


1 thought on “Drug smuggling Iranian arrested at Suvarnabhumi carrying 3 kilos of ‘ice’

  1. Mr Henriquez died 23rd april 2011 in chiba detention centre. Possible drug offence in japan 2010 october 28th but did not stand trial he did not deserve this, maybe he was guilty.
    He was quite a sick man but in any european prison would have lived
    possibly a normal life, with holding his medication and the sever
    treatment 6 month solitary confinement subsistance food rashions he recieved would have certainly finnished him this way.
    They did take him to hospital once when he almost died.
    I would ask you to look into this case and verify any injustices he suffered.
    I am a believer in prisonar reform but I believe this was an injustice.
    Regards Mr Henriques friend.

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