A NIGERIAN man and a Thai woman were arrested while sending a parcel holding a spindle photo frame to Australia within which was hidden 490 grammes of crystal methamphetamine (Ice) yesterday (August 13), Siam Rath newspaper said today.
The Airport Interdiction Task Force (AITF) arrested the two suspects, Ms. Marisa Noipitak and Mr. Obimma Kelechi Anthony, a Nigerian national, just as they brought the photo frame to a private company to send to Australia.
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Marisa was taken to her residence in Ramkhamhaeng soi 50 where another 985 grammes of Ice was found in another spindle frame.
After that Obimma’s house in Samut Prakan was searched and 35 grammes of heroin, 89 grammes of Ice and 82 grammes of cocaine were found,
Mr. Wichai Chaimongkol, secretary-general of the Office of Narcotics Control Board, said earlier on August 4 an AITF team had seized another parcel at Suvarnabhumi also heading for Australia with approximately 490 gramme of Ice found hidden in an orange colour pillow case packed together with other usual offerings to Buddhist monks.
It was stated that Ms. Rattane Wongsawang living in Chalermprakiat Rama 9 Road area of Bangkok, was sending the parcel to Ms. Emily Roberts in Melbourne.
However an investigation revealed that it was Marisa who sent the parcel and that she had previously sent many such drug parcels.
The two suspects after their arrest yesterday. Photo: Siam Rath