Foreigner caught with 15kgs of heroin

A NIGERIAN man has been arrested near Krabi for smuggling 15kgs of heroin worth more than 20 million baht into Thailand.

Ebere Okorie, 38, was apprehended at at the Hat Yai bus station yesterday with the stash allegedly concealed in six picture frames.

It is believed he was attempting to board a bus which would have passed through Krabi on its way north to Bangkok.

Experts believe the street value of the seized heroin would amount to 22.5 million baht in Thailand, or ten times that amount if transported to the West.

A police spokesman revealed that Okorie confessed to receiving US$3,500 for every trip he took to courier drugs into the Kingdom from Malaysia.

He was travelling from Malaysia through the border gate in the Sadao district of Songkhla province.

Every year hundreds of foreign nationals are detained in Thailand on drugs-related charges with security forces warning tourists that they will get no special treatment if caught transporting illicit substances.

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