June 27, 2022


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The cocaine was intercepted at an airport in Thailand
The cocaine was intercepted at an airport in Thailand (Image: Viral Press)

A drug mule with 151 cocaine capsules in his abdomen was arrested at an airport in Thailand.

Immigration officers seen the South African man, 29, was behaving suspiciously, and inspected his baggage.

They didn’t discover something in his baggage however suspected he might have swallowed the products, so he was taken for an X-Ray at Thalang Hospital.

Medics had been shocked once they discovered the capsules in his abdomen which reportedly weighed virtually 2kg and had been value £103,000.

He had flown from Ethiopia to Phuket Worldwide Airport on June 9.

Customs Division spokesperson Chaiyut Khamkun stated: ‘We now have been strict in intercepting these undesirable smugglers particularly because the nation is opening up as soon as once more to vacationers.’

The company’s spokesman added that via their steady efforts, they’ve already caught 4 drug smugglers in underneath 5 days.

An x-ray shows cocaine capsules in the man's stomach
An x-ray reveals cocaine capsules within the man’s abdomen (Image: Viral Press)
He had ingested 151 capsules, worth £100,000
He had ingested 151 capsules, value £100,000 (Image: ViralPress)

He stated: ‘4 foreigners have been caught in a span of 5 days from June 9 to 13. The primary one was in Phuket Airport whereas the second group was caught in Bangkok.’

On June 13, one other three travellers from Brazil had been caught hiding cocaine inside their baggage that weighed 15.7kg.

It had an estimated sale worth of just below £1.1 million. The baggage had been reportedly customised with secret pockets the place the medicine had been saved.

The alleged drug traffickers had been remanded in custody throughout investigation.

Thailand suffered a serious financial downturn as a result of pandemic, however its tourism business has proven indicators of restoration after it reopened its doorways to overseas guests.

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