Four foreigners arrested for drug smuggling


BANGKOK, July 25 – Narcotics Suppression Bereau police on Monday arrested four foreigners smuggling drugs worth over Bt9 million. 

Two Iranian men, Reza Mirzaei, 24, and Ghodrat Jabbari, 46, were apprehended at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi international airport with 1,800 grammes of crystal meth or ‘ice’, worth an estimated Bt5.4 million in value, hidden in spray bottles in their suitcases.

The two men flew to Thailand from Damascus, the capital of Syria.

According to an initial investigation, both claimed they did not know each other. However, police said they worked for the same drug smuggling syndicate based in Phuket and Pattaya.

Another accused smuggler arrested at the airport was Solim Holou, a 29-year-old woman from Togo.

She had had in her possession 1,350 grammes of crystal meth worth over Bt4 million, hidden in an ice bucket.

The African woman confessed that the drug was intended to be delivered to customers in Cambodia.

Meanwhile, Nigerian Kalu Nwankwo, 41, also known as Michael Omoji and Anya Nwankwo, was apprehended at his home in Bangkok’s Ramkhamhaeng Soi 8 with two bags of heroin weighing 170 grammes hidden in a computer circuit board.

The suspect confessed it was to be packaged and sent to Australia.