Zambian held in Thailand over drugs

Police and customs officials in Thailand arrested a Zambian national for possession of more than one kilogramme of cocaine worth three million baht at Suvarnabhumi airport on Sunday, reports the Bangkok Times.

Identified as Mabvuto Francis Ngoma, he was arrested while attempting to board a flight to Chiang Mai.

Officials acted on an investigation report that there would be drugs smuggled from Bangladesh.

One hundred and thirty bars of a suspicious substance were found in a secret pocket of his luggage. A test showed that it was cocaine and he was charged with possessing illegal drugs for sale, according to Somchai Poolsavasdi, deputy director general of the Customs Department.

The authorities estimated that 1.15 kilogrammes of cocaine can net three million baht in Thai street sales.
The customs department has seized 11.95 kilogrammes of illegal drugs in 10 incidents so far this year at Suvarnabhumi.

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