A South Korean man was arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport for trying to smuggle 12 gold bars worth Bt16 million out of the country.
The 67-year-old Park Sukman Glover was about to board a flight to Seoul when he was detained at the boarding gate, as the authorities noticed something suspicious about his behaviour, Customs Department adviser Narin Kalayanamit said.
After seizing his luggage, officials found 12 gold bars weighing 12 kilograms. An item resembling an orange sapphire was also found in his possession. He would initially be charged for trying to smuggle out goods that do not have customs clearance along with other related charges.