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    Phuket News - Indian arrested for smuggling ephedrine

    PHUKET: Indian national Sunil Shankar, 22, was arrested this morning (January 7) just before 10 after being searched by customs officials at Phuket International Airport.

    Sunil Shankar (check shirt) at this evening's press conference.
    In two hand bags he was carrying a total of 6.5 kilograms of ephedrine, the base drug used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, known in Thailand as ya ba, or “crazy drug”.
    At a press conference held at the airport this evening, customs officials said that Shankar had flown to Phuket from Bangalore via Singapore.
    He told officials that a friend’s uncle had a friend based in Haad Yai who wanted some saris delivered to him. The man in Haad Yai sent an air ticket and a cellphone sim card to India and these were given to Shankar.
    Shankar, who said that he did not know there were drugs in the bags, insisted that he was not expecting to be paid for carrying the bags, and that he did not know there were drugs in them.
    He said that after arriving in Phuket he planned to take a bus to Haad Yai to deliver the saris, and then another bus to Bangkok, so he could see some more of the country.
    Customs might not have caught him had he not gone to them to ask whether he needed to pay duty on the saris.
    Officials ran one of the bags through a scanner, spotting something suspicious in the bottom of it. When they opened it they found most of the bag full of saris. Below them, however, was a false bottom, and below that a wooden frame to protect the ephedrine, which was packed flat.
    The amount of the drug he was carrying, officials said, was enough to make at least 100,000 ya ba pills, with a street value of B30 million.
    Shankar was taken to the cells at Tah Chat Chai Police station. His is the first arrest for drug smuggling at the airport this year. Last year, between May and October, four smugglers were caught trying to carry drugs through the airport.

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    10 is this a record?
    How many more Police Monkeys can they fit in the photo?

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    Surprised they managed to single him out from the rest of the Indians pouring into the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Surprised they managed to single him out from the rest of the Indians pouring into the place.
    They didn't.

    Customs might not have caught him had he not gone to them to ask whether he needed to pay duty on the saris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Master Cool View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Surprised they managed to single him out from the rest of the Indians pouring into the place.
    They didn't.

    Customs might not have caught him had he not gone to them to ask whether he needed to pay duty on the saris.
    Ha Ha! What a douchebag!


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    No matter how many times he says sari, he's still going away!

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    oh what a terrible pun, but here I sit giggling away.

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    ^ i know why your giggleing you old bastard ..i would,nt mind a giggle meself...
    stupid bloody indian..lagged himself, he must be innocent and bloody stupid, thats why they used him

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