PHUKET – Thai Customs officers at Phuket international airport on Monday night arrested an Indonesian National Jemani Ikhsan, 63, with 5.2kg of cocaine in his possession.
Mr.Jemani Ikhsan, was arrested after customs officials examined his two suitcases and found the drugs hidden in three hardback books and five rolls of paper on his arrival on Silk Air flight MI758 from Singapore at 7.20pm Monday.
The officials said the cocaine had been brought from Bogota, Colombia, in South America.
The man said he was hired to deliver the two suitcases to a person at Khao Lak in Phangnga Province, and did not know they were loaded with cocaine.
He said he was was supposed to be picked up from the airport by someone who would then take him to Phangnga.