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Thailand: Woman from Ecuador behaving strangely, leads to 2.35 kg of cocaine disguised as beauty cream

Thai Authorities Seize Cocaine Disguised As Beauty Creams, With Links To Russian Mob

By Mohd Haikal Mohd Isa

BANGKOK, Feb 14 (Bernama) — A woman from Ecuador at the Suvarnabhumi Airport became suspicious of an Ecuadorian woman behaving strangely. Narcotics police would then seize 2.35 kg of cocaine that was disguised as beauty cream products. Police believe the cocaine originated from Russian criminal elements and were packaged as international brands of body lotions and facial creams. Read Article



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