Chiangrai Times – Iranian Citizen Racho Boroman has been arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport for allegedly smuggling about four kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine, or ice, into Thailand, Customs Department director general Somchai Poolsavasdi said.
Mr Somchai said 34-year-old Racho Boroman travelled from Teheran to the United Arab Emirates before arriving in Thailand with 3,980 grammes of the drug hidden in plastic bags in his luggage.
The Iranian told investigators that he had lived in Thailand for more than three years and had opened a coffee shop in Bangkok’s Pratunam area.
Mr Boroman said he was hired by a “Thai Buddhist” to smuggle illegal drugs from Iran and was paid 300,000 baht for each trip.
The customs chief said the suspect had travelled in and out of Thailand eight times. He might also have been involved in the smuggling of crystal meth on May 22, 2012, he said.
In May, the Narcotics Suppression Bureau arrested three Iranians in possession of ice and cash worth of over 15 million baht in total.
Meanwhile, authorities at Suvarnabhumi Airport seized 2,777 methamphetamine pills, or yaba, worth about one million baht on the street. They were discovered at the airport’s mail centre.