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Air traveller’s bags were packed with restricted medicines

Wichai Chaimongkol, secretary-general of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board, briefs reportersat the ONCB headquarters on Monday on the arrest of a passenger from South Asia at Suvarnabhumi airport with a large quantity of drugs. (Photo: ONCB)

A 57-year-old man was arrested on arrival at Suvanabhumi airport from Pakistan with 79,200 tablets of anti-anxiety and stimulant medication in his luggage, Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) secretary-general Wichai Chaimongkol said on Monday.

Ansiri Anwar, 57, described only as being from South Asia, arrived at Suvarnabhumi airport from Karachi on Friday, Mr Wichai said.

He was arrested by the Airport Interdiction Task Force (AITF), a combined team of Customs Department,…

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