Kenyan held in cocaine bust at airport

Kenyan held in cocaine bust at airport

A Kenyan woman was arrested at Suvarnabhumi airport on Saturday with more than one kilogramme of cocaine in her stomach, according to the Office of the Narcotics Control Board.

ONCB secretary-general Niyom Termsrisuk told a press conference that the woman, who was not identified, flew in from Angola. An X-ray showed she had swallowed 1.2kg of cocaine in a bid to avoid detection.

The arrest was conducted jointly by the ONCB and the customs officials who act under the Airport Interdiction Task Force (AITF) responsible for intercepting transnational drug traffickers.

Mr Niyom said that shortly before the woman's arrest, customs officials also apprehended a 19-year-old Thai woman for trying to smuggle 3kg of cocaine into the country through a border checkpoint in Nong Khai.

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