living in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Iranian arrested with ‘ice’ worth Bt12.2 mln ($420,000 USD)

Via: MCOT

An Iranian man on Wednesday was detained at Thailand’s main international airport for smuggling 3.5 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine, also known as ‘ice,’ worth Bt12.2 million (about US$420,000), Customs Department Director-General Prasong Poontaneat told a news briefing. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Jr., 26, was detained Wednesday morning at Suvarnabhumi Airport with the drug ‘ice’, crystal meth, hidden in a specially-made compartment in his baggage (3.5 kilos; yeah, I guess it was special).

The arrest followed a tip-off that a suspect would smuggle the illegal drug into the kingdom.

The detainee told Thai officials that he flew from Iraq’s Erbil via the United Arab Emirates’s Abu Dhabi to Thailand by Etihad Airways. He was hired for $5,000 to smuggle the drug, intending to deliver it to drug dealers in Thailand.

Initially, the alleged drug trafficker was charged with possessing and smuggling the illicit drug into the kingdom and was transferred to the Narcotics Suppression Bureau for further investigation.

http://www.mcot.net/cfcustom/cache_page/250837.html

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