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Iranian’s Arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport for Drug Smuggling



Mr Ali Dastbarsar, 23, and Mr Ehsan Babak, 24


BANGKOK – Customs Department at Suvarnabhumi Airport arrested two Iranian nationals for having a combined one kilogramme of crystal methamphetamine in their stomachs.

The customs department’s deputy director general Rakop Srisupa-at told a news conference that Mr Ali Dastbarsar, 23, and Mr Ehsan Babak, 24, acted suspiciously and matched descriptions provided by a secret agent.

An x-ray scan revealed suspicious objects in their stomachs, which were later found to be the illegal drug crystal methamphetamine totalling one kilogramme, with a street value of around Bt3.5 million.

According to an investigation, Mr Babak said that he was convinced by a drug gang to smuggle the drug into Thailand by swallowing the narcotics to avoid arrest. He was to be paid Bt60,000 to 90,000 if the delivery was completed.

The pair were initially charged with possession if illegal drugs and smuggling it into the Kingdom – MCOT

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