Brazilian man arrested at airport trying to enter Thailand with 1.3 kilograms cocaine in stomach

The suspect as he was arrested.

A man from Brazil was taken into custody at Suvarnabhumi Airport when he was caught trying to enter the country with a stomach full of cocaine.

Paulo Nascimento, 27, was arrested Wednesday night upon entry after police got a tip that a Brazilian man would be trying to enter the country with drugs in his stomach. Nascimento was spotted by customs officials after picking up his luggage and taken for an X-ray, reported Bangkok Post.

Yesterday, Narcotics Suppression Bureau commander Sommai Kongwisaisuk revealed that the man had 100 capsules full of coke in his stomach and they weighed 1.3 kilograms. The suspect had traveled from Brazil through Addis Ababa.

Some of the swallowed capsules.

Nascimento was cooperative with arresting officers and told them that he was supposed to meet a man at a Sukhumvit hotel to hand them over to a man after passing them through his system.

They allowed the Brazilian to go ahead with his plan and this allowed them to arrest Elsonias Da Silva, 35, as well, when he came to pick up the drugs on Friday.

Both men are now in custody.

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