Seven million baht worth of drugs seized at Suvarnabhumi Airport


SAMUT PRAKAN, 28 April 2014 – Suvarnabhumi International Airport’s Customs Bureau has seized seven million baht worth of ketamine, while Don Mueang Airport has confiscated 3.3 kilograms of crystal meth, also known as “ya ice”.


Suvarnabhumi Airport authorities discovered more than two kilograms of ketamine hidden in a luggage that belonged to a Nepali passenger travelling from India. The smuggler confessed that he had been paid 1,500 US dollars or 45,000 baht to hand the bag to another Nepali man in Bangkok.

Another arrest took place at Don Mueang Airport, where 3.3 kilograms of crystal meth worth around 1.2 million baht were confiscated. A female culprit identified as a Thai national said she had recently been released from jail in Argentina and couldn’t find a job. She then decided to smuggle the drugs for a man in China who had paid her 2,000 US dollars or approximately 60,000 baht to do so, adding that the drugs were destined for central Bangkok.