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05 April 2014 :: 14:04:01 pm 83902

South African Woman Caught With Over 24.5 Million THB Of Cocaine

The Director-General of the Customs Department made a statement about the arrest of a South African woman who tried to smuggle cocaine into the Kingdom . She was arrested at Bangkok airport with 7kg of cocaine worth approximately 24.5 million THB.
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BANGKOK – April 4, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; Mr. Rakhop Srisupphaart (Director-General of The Customs Department) made a statement that the officers of the Custom Department at Suvarnnabhumi airport had arrested a South African woman who tried to smuggle 7kg of cocaine worth approximately 24.5 million THB into the Kingdom. On Thursday 3 April, 2014, around 9.00 p.m. the e Customs Department of Suvarnnabhumi inspected and x-rayed a suitcase and found some suspicious items that might be narcotic so the officers detained the luggage and told the airline officer to contact the owner to pick up the luggage by herself. At 9.30 p.m. the luggage owner came to collect her luggage. She was identified as a Miss Monica Meere.

The officers then detained her to the operation room of the Customs Department in order to search her luggage further where they found 3 chocolate boxes, brand Volume Pralines, which were wrapped as if it were new so the officers let Miss Monica open the boxes. Then the officers found a white powder inside the 3 boxes which they tested and found that it was type 2 (cocaine). The officers also found 2 more packs of cocaine were hidden inside the luggage.

Upon inspecting the passport of the luggage owner she was identified as a Miss Monica Meere, aged 34, South African nationality, who had travelled from Johannesburg-Doha-Bangkok by Qatar Airways, flight no. QR 828. After inspecting all her belongings the police found a total of 7kg of cocaine worth approximately 24.5 million THB.

Then the Customs Department officers seized all exhibits and sent the female South African defendant to the Narcotics Suppression Bureau to be prosecuted further according to the Thai law.

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