Two busted for smuggling 2.6kg of cocaine into Krabi

KRABI: Officers arrested two women on Sunday for their alleged role in smuggling more than 10 million baht worth of cocaine into the country via Krabi International Airport.

Siriwan Yodtheerak, 32, arrived in Krabi on a flight from Manila on Saturday. However, she came to claim luggage on Sunday at about 7:30am, explained Vichak Apirugnunchai, director of Thailand Customs Department’s Investigation and Suppression Bureau (ISB).

When airport officials scanned her luggage at an airport security point, they discovered a white powder inside a black plastic bag. On further inspection, they discovered that she was carrying 2.6 kilograms of cocaine in her luggage.

Once Ms Siriwan was taken into custody, she implicated Aew Wijit, 34. Ms Aew’s African boyfriend allegedly had paid Ms Siriwan 60,000 baht to pick up the luggage and deliver it to Krabi City.

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Ms Siriwan told officers that she had agreed to smuggle the drugs due to financial issues.

Ms Aew was later arrested at Hometel Hotel in Krabi. Police have yet to apprehend Ms Aew’s boyfriend, who was not named at the press conference in Bangkok.

— The Nation

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