Uzbek Woman Arrested with 2.23 Kilograms of Cocaine at Phuket Airport

Phuket –

An Uzbek woman has been arrested with 2.23 kilograms of cocaine at the Phuket International Airport.

The Sakoo Police told the Phuket Express that this morning (January 20th) they have arrested Mrs. Shoira Rakmonova, 41, Uzbek national at Thai Customs (import) in the international terminal. Seized from her were eight bags of cocaine weighing in total 2.23 kilograms.

The Sakoo Police told the Phuket Express that Mrs. Rakmonova was travelling alone from Doha, Qatar on a direct flight to the Phuket International Airport.

She was searched after landing as officers received a tip-off of a suspicious person. The cocaine was found in a laptop bag that she was carrying.

Mrs. Rakmonova was taken to the Sakoo Police Station to face charges of importing Category 2 drugs to Thailand (Cocaine).


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.