Laotian Woman arrested in border drug bust

Breaking News January 03, 2012 00:00

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Nong Khai -- A Laotian woman has been arrested for the alleged possession of crystal methamphetamine worth Bt3 million, Customs Department officials said Tuesday.

The arrest of Vientiane resident Ponchan Bandawong, 29, was made at 6.30am at the ThaiLaotian Friendship Bridge checkpoint in Nong Khai’s Muang district after customs officials allegedly found 1 kilogram of crystalmeth tablets in her bag.

Ponchan reportedly confessed to police that she worked as a hairdressing teacher and was hired for Bt5,000 by a Laotian man identified only as Tao On to carry the drugs to a Thai customer at the Nong Khai Bus Terminal.

The Nation


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