30-year-old woman smuggles drugs by hiding them in her private partsBy Mason White 2:06 PM August 30, 2015
By: Chan Yuan
A woman was arrested on a charge of drug smuggling after being caught smuggling drugs by hiding them in her private parts, police in Thailand said.
Now, 30-year-old Chonmanee Laphathanawat of Rayong, has been sentenced to death after being convicted of drug smuggling.
Laphathanawat was arrested at the Penang International Airport, after she was spotted acting suspiciously in the arrivals hall.
She seemed restless and was seen walking slowly as if she was holding back something, police officers who were at the scene said.
Police who searched her and her belongings found nothing.
She was sent the Penang Hospital for an exam, and she told doctors that she had consumed something. An x-ray showed foreign objects in her stomach and intestine.
Laphathanawat defected 67 plastic bags containing drugs over the next three days. Police also found plastic bags in her private parts.
A lab confirmed that the contents of the bags were cocaine.
Laphathanawat told a court that she was forced to consume the bags by two men who threatened to kill her if she does not comply.
However, the court rejected her claim, and convicted her of drug trafficking.