Pattaya Daily News

22 June 2010 :: 10:06:36 am 26640

Pakistani’s Arrested in Bt5 Million Heroin Smuggling Op

Two Pakistani nationals have been arrested at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Monday. The two men were attempting to smuggle approximately 2kg of the class-1 restricted drug heroin into the Kingdom.
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Bangkok, the 21st of June 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: Thai customs officials, operating off an anonymous tipoff, detained the pair, whilst subsequent investigation revealed the presence of the illegal drugs which had been ingested by the men.

Both Ahmed Sted Asad [46] and Iqeal Muhammad Abid [44] were detained by Suvarnabhumi Airport customs whilst waiting to board a connecting flight to Thailand’s popular tourist resort island of Phuket.

Thai authorities had received information from an anonymous person that two Pakistani national would be attempting to smuggle the narcotics from Karachi into Thailand.

After body and luggage searches were unfruitful, the pair were subjected to x-ray scans which uncovered the presence of suspicious packages contained within their stomachs. Customs officers in total seized 1.4kg of the illegal class-1 drug heroin from the men, with a street value of over Bt4.8 million.

The two men have since confessed to smuggling heroin into Thailand, an operation that they had undertaken on over ten prior occasions. Apparently they were hired by an unknown agent and paid US$1,000 for every trip. The men at present have refused to disclose the name of the agent, who is believed to be staying in Phuket.

Customs officials have now transferred the pair into the custody of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau, who will now investigate the network further.

Reporter : John Weston   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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