An Australian man who handed over his passport to immigration officers at Phuket Airport, only for them to discover a quantity of cocaine inside, has been arrested. 26 year old Shoma Fati Koko landed in Phuket on a Jetstar flight from Sydney on the night of Monday, November 13.
He proceeded to the Immigration checkpoint in the Arrivals Hall, handing his passport to immigration officer, Shakrit Praekthong. Shakrit then opened the passport, only to discover a small, clear plastic bag, containing what was described as, “a suspicious white powder”.
Tests on the powder confirmed it was 0.17 of a gram of cocaine. Mr Koko was then arrested and taken to Sakhu Police Station for legal processing. He is facing charges of illegal possession of a Category 2 narcotic and bringing a Category 2 narcotic into the kingdom.
According to the Phuket News report, when questioned by police, Mr Koko claimed the cocaine was not his and that he didn’t how it came to be in his passport, insisting he has never taken any drugs.
SOURCE: The Phuket News