Baggage Claim at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok

Nigerian Arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok With 69 Cocaine Pellets in His Stomach

In an operation led by Customs officers collaborating with the Airport Interdiction Task Force (AITF), a Nigerian national was apprehended at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on Monday, March 25, 2024. The suspect, arriving on a flight from Doha, Qatar, drew attention due to his suspicious demeanor upon arrival.

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Prompted by the suspect’s behavior, authorities conducted a comprehensive examination, revealing a startling discovery. Concealed within the man’s body were sixty-nine pellets of cocaine, totaling a weight of 1,390 grams and estimated to be worth more than 4 million baht.

Following the seizure, the officers duly documented the evidence and transferred custody of the suspect to the Suvarnabhumi Airport Police Station for further legal proceedings.

The Director General of Customs emphasized the government’s unwavering commitment to combating drug trafficking, reiterating directives to intensify surveillance across all entry points to thwart such illicit activities.

-Thailand News (TN)


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