Peruvian man caught in Bangkok Airport: Tourist’s cocaine-smuggling scheme foiled

Thai authorities apprehended a Peruvian man at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok on Monday after the foreigner smuggled cocaine into the nation.
Thai Customs Department spokesperson Phanthong Loykunlanan yesterday made a report relating to the arrest of the Peruvian man on Monday, August 21. He reported that the authorities acquired a tip-off on a suspicious passenger aboard an Air France airline. The passenger reportedly journeyed from the Peruvian capital, Lima, and later transited in Paris, France, en route to Bangkok.
Upon the suspect’s arrival, airport staff members carefully monitored each passenger till they spotted the suspicious Peruvian man, whose identity was not disclosed. The scanning of his backpack yielded no illicit outcomes. However, a full-body scan of the South American revealed some suspicious items inside his physique, identified as 10 packs of liquid cocaine, weighing 2,280 grammes, and valued at over 6.8 million baht.
The liquid cocaine was packed in four condoms. Details of how the man hid the drugs weren’t clarified by the authorities.
Spokesperson Phanthong reported that the action violated Sections 242, 245, and 167 of the Customs Act and also violated the Narcotics Act. Savings believed that the suspect didn’t commit the crime alone and would conduct additional investigation to reach the drug trafficking gang.
This incident marks just considered one of a series of crackdowns initiated by Thai authorities against drug trafficking involving foreigners.
On August 15, the cops raided a condominium within the Rama 9 neighbourhood of Bangkok to arrest two drug traffickers from Hong Kong and managed to confiscate over 11 kilogrammes of heroin.
On the next day, the officers managed to arrest two Chinese, 4 Taiwanese, and one Thai suspect who were members of the drug trafficking gang known as Khai Huang. The gang had made a reputation for themselves by concealing crystal methamphetamine within the axle rods of vans for worldwide shipment..

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