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Pakistani nabbed at Suvarnabhumi with 2kg of cocaine

Pakistani nabbed at Suvarnabhumi with 2kg of cocaine

BANGKOK: A Pakistani man was arrested on arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport on yesterday morning (Dec 18) with almost two kilogrammes of cocaine in capsules in his stomach, police said.

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By Bangkok Post

Monday 19 December 2016, 09:12AM


Pakistani Tahir Butt talks to plain clothes police at the Crime Suppression Division after he was arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport yesterday (Dec 18). Photo: Crime Suppression Division

Pakistani Tahir Butt talks to plain clothes police at the Crime Suppression Division after he was arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport yesterday (Dec 18). Photo: Crime Suppression Division

The arrest of Tahir Butt, 45, was made by a team of Thai Interpol, Crime Suppression Division and immigration police after a tip-off from Pakistan Interpol that a Pakistani man was to travel by air to Thailand with cocaine capsules in his stomach.

After being arrested, the man was sent to the Police Hospital for an x-ray scan, which revealed that there was nearly 2kg of cocaine in capsules in his body.

Earlier this month, Thai police arrested a Pakistani national wanted in his country for the arson of a textile factory in Karachi to demand for protection money.

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Nearly 300 people died in that incident.

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