Woman caught with 'ya ice' platforms

A Vietnamese woman was arrested with 1.5 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of about 5.2 million baht in her possession at Suvarnabhumi Airport early Thursday, customs officials said.

Paisal Chuenchit, deputy director-general of the Customs Department, said that Ms Ngo Thi Lien, 37, a Vietnamese national, was arrested on arrival from China on AirAsia Flight FD 2517 at 2am.

Custom officials searched her two suitcases and found three pairs of platforms, among other articles. A subsequent examination of the shoes found 1.5 kg of "ya ice" had been stuffed in the soles.

The woman said a Vietnamese friend had asked her to take the suitcases to Bangkok where a Chinese man would contact her by phone and arrange to pick them up.

The woman was charged with possessing illicit drugs with intent to sell.

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Discussion 1 : 19/12/2013 at 10:52 PM
The couriers are routinely busted, but not the king pins.

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