Brazilian man arrested for carrying 1.3kg of cocaine in stomach at Bangkok airport

Brazilian man arrested for carrying 1.3kg of cocaine in stomach at Bangkok airport
PHOTO: Narcotics Suppression Bureau

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.

The capsules found in PiresPhoto: Narcotics Suppression Bureau

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.

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