Kenyan who swallowed 68 cocaine packets arrested in Thailand

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BANGKOK: A Kenyan man was stopped at Bangkok's airport for allegedly trying to smuggle more than 60 packets of cocaine in his stomach, Thai ...

BANGKOK: A Kenyan man was stopped at Bangkok's airport for allegedly trying to smuggle more than 60 packets of cocaine in his stomach, Thai authorities said on Wednesday .

Authorities said Glenn Chibasellow Ooko, 43, had flown on Monday from Ethiopia to the Thai capital's Suvarnabhumi airport, where he was detained.An x-ray showed dozens of oblong items in his stomach, which were filled with cocaine, according to photos provided by the Office of the Narcotics Control Board .

"He swallowed cocaine weighing 1.2 kilograms, which were in 68 packets," the ONCB said in a statement. Ooko was arrested along with Nigerian national Osita Joseph Ukpa, who police said had hired the Kenyan to smuggle the drugs.Thailand has long been a major drug smuggling hub, with its porous borders and lax law enforcement making it easier for transnational crime networks to transport their goods.

The country also serves as a transit point for a multi-billion methamphetamine trade route, smuggled through Myanmar and Laos before moving on to countries like Australia and Japan.


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