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Police nab Uzbek woman at Phuket Airport with 2.23 kg of cocaine

PHOTO: Sakoo Police arrested an Uzbek woman with 2.23 kilogrammes of cocaine at Phuket Airport. (via Phuket Express)

In a drug bust, Thai police arrested an Uzbek woman at the Phuket International Airport for possession of 2.23 kilogrammes of cocaine. The Sakoo Police said that they received a tip-off about a suspicious person and brought her in to be searched.

Police identified the woman as 41 year old Shoira Rakmonova. Upon searching her, they found the illicit drugs stashed in her laptop bag. The Uzbek woman had been travelling solo and had entered Thailand yesterday morning on a direct flight from Doha, Qatar to Phuket International Airport.

Inside the woman’s laptop bag, the Phuket Express reports that police recovered eight bags, each filled with cocaine. The total weight of the bags was 2.23 kilogrammes, a sizeable among for an airport drug bust.

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