Indian drug suspect arrested with 3kg of ketamine

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SAMUT PRAKAN, Dec 20 – An Indian national has arrested with about three kilogrammes of ketamine at Suvarnabhumi Airport, according to the Customs Department.

Mohamed Iliyas Rawther Mohamed Rabeek, 24, was arrested with some three kilogrammes of ketamine including its package weight, worth about Bt350,000, Customs Department deputy director general Thanat Suwatthanamethakul told a news conference at the customs office at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The illicit drug was put in a hidden compartment at the bottom of his luggage, covered by instant noodle and snack.

He travelled from India by Thai Airways Iternational TG 314 to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

According to the initial investigation, the suspect said he was a cellphone salesman in Kolkata and his boss asked him to carry the luggage to a friend of his boss in Malaysia.