Passenger from Brazil Arrested With 4.8 Kilograms of Cocaine at Suvarnabhumi Airport

Samut Prakan –

A passenger from Brazil was arrested with 4.8 kilograms of cocaine seized worth an estimated 14.4 million baht at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

Thai Customs told TPN media on Friday (April 7th) that on Thursday (April 6th) AITF (AIRPORT INTERDICTION TASK FORCE) officers X-rayed a targeted luggage in which they found 4.8 kilograms of cocaine worth more than 14.4 million baht.

They arrested a male foreign passenger from Sao Paulo in Brazil. The suspect, whose name was not given to the media by officers, was taken to the Suvarnabhumi Airport Police Station. The suspect was targeted by the AITF for acting suspiciously, said officers.

The foreign suspect is being accused of illegally importing Category 2 Drugs into the kingdom and illegal possession of Category 2 Drugs and breaking the Thai Customs laws.

Meanwhile a woman was arrested at Phuket International Airport with more than two kilograms of cocaine worth more than ten million baht, says Thai Customs.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.