32kg of Australia-bound heroin seized at Bangkok Port


Drugs with street value of B200 million hidden inside packs of pain-relief patches

Phanthong Loykulnanta, deputy director-general of the Customs Department, displays a small plastic bag of heroin found inside a pack of commercial pain-relief patches at a briefing on Saturday. (Photo: Somchai Poomlard)

Authorities have seized about 32 kilogrammes of heroin, stuffed inside boxes of pain-relief patches at the Bangkok Port. The drugs were destined for Melbourne, Australia.

Customs officials found the suspicious shipment at the port on Friday evening. The goods, declared as pain-relief patches, were destined for Melbourne. An X-ray showed the suspicious goods turned out to be heroin, which was in small…

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