This Article is From May 31, 2011

Man caught with 1kg Cocaine in his stomach

Bangkok: A Peruvian man has been arrested at Bangkok's international airport after an x-ray allegedly revealed he had more than a kilogram of cocaine concealed in his stomach.

Officials claim the drug was wrapped in 123 plastic capsules.

Customs officers say they stopped Jose Carlos Paredes Cordova on a hunch as he passed through Suvarnabhumi airport on Monday.

The 35-year-old had flown in from Sao Paolo via Qatar.

Cordova said he was offered 5-thousand US dollars to carry the drugs into Thailand.

He said it was the first time he had done it, and that he was ashamed of what he had done.

Customs officers have arrested 34 people at the airport for drugs smuggling since October last year.