Thai woman arrested after drugs found hidden inside shipment of women’s shoes
A Thai woman is in police custody and her Nigerian boyfriend is on the run after nearly 12 kg of crystal meth was found hidden inside the heels of 58 pairs of shoes.
Acting on a tip off, police arrested Ms Emorn Palasan, 28, from Udon Thani, when she tried to collect the shipment from CTT Logistics in Nakhon Phatom on Wednesday, Manager
Mr Anajemba Chukwunonso Lawrence, identified as the woman’s boyfriend, fled shortly before police arrived.
The woman told police how she had previously worked in a massage shop in Bahrain and had met her Nigerian boyfriend on Facebook about one year ago.
She also revealed that her boyfriend had asked her to pick up the shipment from the transport office in Nakhon Phatom and that she had picked up similar packages on six previous occasions.
Police revealed the drugs had been sent from China via Laos and entered Thailand at Mukdahan. It is estimated the drugs have a street value in excess of 20 million Baht.
The woman has been charged relating to drug possession and intent to supply and is awaiting further legal proceedings.