Russian arrested for smuggling 6.5kg cocaine to Koh Samui

Drugs seized by police

Drugs seized by police after a drug sting operation. Photo: Policespokesmen / Facebook.

A Russian man has been arrested at the customs office in Koh Samui for allegedly smuggling into Thailand 6.5 kilogrammes of cocaine worth about 26 million baht.

Kulis Sombatsiri, director-general of the Customs Department at the Surat Thani island office, said in a news conference on Monday that Sunday’s arrest of Sergei Lelekov was made by customs and Office of the Narcotic Control Board, and Narcotic Suppression Bureau officers.

Read more: Bangkok Post

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