Pojjanee Thuptim, 31, was caught with 1,330 ya bah (methamphetamine) pills stashed in a thigh support of the type used for sports injuries, a source at the Phuket branch of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) said.
Ms Pojjanee, from Kanchanaburi province, flew into Phuket from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok at around 3:30pm.
Thinking Ms Pojjanee was acting suspiciously, airport officials notified the NSB.
Phuket NSB chief Sutthirat Thojumpha rushed to the airport to oversee the search and subsequent arrest of Ms Pojjanee.
A source at the NSB told the Gazette Ms Pojjanee was probably just acting as a delivery agent for a drug smuggling ring.
NSB agents will investigate further and try to bring the ringleader to justice, the source said.
— Kitima Pornmongkhonwat
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