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Thai Customs seizes 2.2kg cocaine at airport

Thai Customs seizes 2.2kg cocaine at airport

SAMUT PRAKAN: A woman was arrested with 2.2 kilograms of cocaine on arrival at Suvarnabhumi airport, Customs officials said.

Piyawan Jitwong, 28, was searched after stepping off a flight from India. The drugs, worth more than 9 million baht, were allegedly found in two pieces of her luggage. Ms Piyawan claimed the luggage belonged to a male friend.
Customs Department adviser Onanong Watcharasetthakul said officials had received a tip-off that a female Thai drug smuggler would arrive at the airport from New Delhi.
Ms Piyawan, who was later charged with possession of Type 2 narcotics with intent to distribute and smuggling illicit products into Thailand, told officers she had been hired for 70,000 baht by her Brazilian friend.