Two Brazilians have been nabbed in Bangkok for attempting to smuggle and distribute 1.3kg of cocaine, after one of them was found with more than a dozen capsules in his stomach.
According to the Bangkok Post, Paulo Henrique Pires Do Nascimento, 27, was arrested at the Thai capital's Suvarnavhumi airport on Sept 6, after arriving on a flight from Ethiopia.
Police said they had received a tip-off that a man on the flight was attempting to smuggle drugs.
A body scan revealed dozens of lumps in his stomach. Bangkok Post had earlier reported that the x-ray uncovered possibly 100 capsules in his body.
Pires confessed to swallowing the cocaine and revealed the capsules, once expelled, were to be handed over to a contact in the Sukhumvit area.
A subsequent sting operation led to the capture of Elsonias Coleta Da Silva, 35, who showed up at the hotel to collect the drugs.