A Kenyan man was detained at the international airport in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok, attempting to smuggle 68 capsules of cocaine into the nation.
Glenn Chibasellow Ookow swallowed capsules that were later found to contain a total of 1.2 kg (2.6 lb) of cocaine, the Thai drug authorities said.
It is shown as an X-ray of objects in the man’s stomach that alerted Thailand’s Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB).
According to the Thai nation journal, a Nigerian man, who was also detained, supposedly recruited Kenyans to take drugs to Thailand and other nations in the region.
“This is part of a drug network in Thailand,” the AFP cites an ONCB declaration.
Mr Ookow, 43, had flown from Ethiopia to Bangkok on Monday, reports AFP.
ONCB’s Niyom Termsrisuk said the arrests were part of a crackdown on drug trafficking and the authorities had arrested 43 suspects since last October.