A drug shell containing 151 cocaine capsules in its stomach was arrested at an airport in Thailand.
Immigration officers noticed the South African man, 29, behaving suspiciously, and inspected his luggage.
They found nothing in his suitcases, but suspected that he had swallowed the goods, so he was taken for an X-ray at Thalang Hospital.
Medici were shocked when they found the capsules in his stomach which apparently weighed almost 2 kg and were worth £ 103,000.
He had flown from Ethiopia to Phuket International Airport on June 9.
Customs department spokesman Chaiyut Khamkun said: “We have been strict in intercepting these unwanted smugglers, especially since the country is reopening to travelers.”
The agency’s spokesman added that they had already caught four drug smugglers in less than five days due to their persistent efforts.
He said: ‘Four foreigners have been caught in a five-day span from 9 to 13 June. The first was at Phuket Airport while the second group was caught in Bangkok. ‘
On June 13, three more travelers from Brazil were caught hiding cocaine in their bags weighing 15.7 kg.
It had an estimated sales value of just under £ 1.1 million. The bags were presumably fitted with secret pockets where the drugs were stored.
The suspected drug dealers were arrested during investigation.
Thailand is suffering a major economic downturn due to the pandemic, but its tourism sector has shown signs of recovery after reopening its doors to foreign visitors.
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Thailand: Drug mule stopped at airport with 151 cocaine capsules in stomach
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