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Man caught with drugs, fake banknotes in suitcase at Phuket airport

Man caught with drugs, fake banknotes in suitcase at Phuket airport

PHUKET: Police arrested a man at Phuket International Airport with a haul of drugs found in his suitcase along with 53 fake B1,000 banknotes last night (April 12).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Friday 13 April 2018, 12:32PM


Officers placed Nanawa Na Songkhla, 36, from Chiang Mai, under arrest at about 8pm.

Police explained that Nanawa was acting suspiciously while his bag was being scanned at a checkpoint at the airport, prompting security personnel to conduct a more thorough search of his luggage.

Officers found in total 797 methamphetamine pills (ya bah), 4.7 grams of crystal meth (ya ice), 105g of marijuana and 53 counterfeit B1,000 notes in the bag.

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Nanawa was taken to Sakoo Police Station nearby and charged with a possession of Category 1 drug with intent to sell, possession of a Category 5 drug with intent to sell.

Police are continuing to question Nanawa about how he came to be in possession of the drugs, and the fake banknotes.

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R Sole | 13 April 2018 - 23:37:52

What amazes me is that the police have all these neat signs on the table, weights and quantities. How long does it take to make these signs and how long before the accused gets to sit behind them?

Jor12 | 13 April 2018 - 19:46:46

It's the same mentality with any drug smuggler. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. With the amount of drugs awash in the country, they win more times than they lose. Easy money if you can get away with it.

BenPendejo | 13 April 2018 - 15:22:20

A real genius. Why in the world would you ever load up your bags like that when you know you'll be going through airport scanners??? Dumb as a boot.

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