Kenyan lady arrested for smuggling cocaine into Thailand

The Airport Interdiction Task Force (AITF) apprehended a Kenyan woman at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Sunday for smuggling cocaine into Thailand.
The Secretary of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), Wichai Chaimongkon, disclosed particulars of the drug bust in a press convention yesterday. The AITF officers discovered 1,250 grammes of cocaine hidden in the luggage of the forty five year previous Kenyan woman. The drug was hidden in a specially crafted secret pocket.
According to Wichai, the lady travelled via a transit flight from Nairobi in Kenya, to Doha in Qatar, and Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand. The AITF arrested the woman and seized the medicine earlier than reporting to the ONCB.
Following further investigations, the ONCB discovered that another individual was concerned within the smuggling but their identity was not revealed. The Kenyan smuggler had organized to fulfill with the opposite suspect to transfer the cocaine at a lodge in Bangkok’s Sathorn neighbourhood. However, the person grew to become aware of the police investigation and ceased communication with the lady. Officers made identified they might conduct further investigations to deliver down the entire network.
Wichai revealed that since Thailand officially reopened its borders final year, there was a rise in cocaine smuggling from abroad. At Dollar of April, the AITF arrested a 28 12 months previous Thai woman after discovering 2,352 grammes of cocaine in her baggage. She had flown to Bangkok from Istanbul, Turkey.
Wichai explained that rich Western African criminal teams had been answerable for the smuggling of medicine. He further said that cocaine was a well-liked and expensive substance among rich Thai partygoers and overseas vacationers.
During the Songkran Festival, the ONCB busted a kind of international drug rings, ensuing in the arrest of two Thai residents, one Malaysian, and one Hong Kongese. The suspects have been in possession of 93 kilograms of heroin and 161 kilograms of crystal meth, which they planned to smuggle into Australia.
This report comes after the story of South Australian drug lord Robert Gordon Pollybank Gee, who was sentenced to 20 years in jail. Gee operated a massive drug trafficking community and illegally imported vital quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, and LSD.
In 2011, Gee fled to Thailand to evade the Australian authorities, however he was eventually arrested in 2019 at Bar Funk on Bangla Road in Phuket and sentenced to four years in prison. He was extradited to Australia this 12 months, where he received his sentence..

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