Tue, 04 Aug 2009
Located about 25km east of downtown Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi International Airport is one of the busiest airports in Asia and a major air cargo hub.
Thai police say they have arrested an Iranian national for the possession of over five kilograms of meth when entering Bangkok from the Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Customs officials on Tuesday revealed that a 47-year-old man had been detained at Suvarnabhumi airport after arriving from Istanbul on a Turkish Airlines flight on Monday afternoon.
He was handed to police after airport officials found 5,065 grams of methamphetamine, worth around 676,470 dollars, hidden in compartments of his luggage.
Also known as crystal, meth is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant drug that dramatically affects the central nervous system. Unlike drugs derived from plants - marijuana, cocaine, and heroin - it can be manufactured using a variety of store bought chemicals.
Last Thursday, Thai authorities arrested a 25-year-old Iranian he arrived from Tehran with 4,382 grams of meth, worth 588,000 dollars.