Elderly Swedish man attempts to smuggle 3kg of heroin into Thailand

Monetize aged Swedish man who was arrested at an airport in Zimbabwe with three kilogrammes of heroin bound for Thailand earlier this month appeared in court yesterday.
On April eight, detectives from Zimbabwe’s CID Drugs and Narcotics Harare obtained info that seventy one yr old Hans Arne Ingemar Pettersson was in possession of medicine that he meant to smuggle to Thailand on a Qatar Airways flight.
Detectives headed to Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare the place they discovered Pettersson within the departures corridor. They recognized him by his clothes and passport. Pettersson was pushing a trolley carrying two baggage, a pink one and a black one.
Officials searched the baggage to search out brown powder – suspected to be dangerous medicine – inside a plastic bag stashed in a secret compartment inside the pink bag. The plastic bag was examined and found to comprise 3 kilogrammes of heroin with a avenue worth of US$3.four million (117 million baht) in Zimbabwe.
Pettersson was arrested and detained underneath costs of illegal dealing in dangerous medication. He was remanded in custody and asked to request bail from the High Court, which was rejected.
Yesterday, the drug mule appeared earlier than regional magistrate Stanford Mambanje, who postponed his trial to May 15.
The trial was delayed after Pettersson told the courtroom that he can not converse or perceive English and wanted an interpreter in accordance with his rights.
In January, Thai authorities seized 30 kilogrammes of heroin hidden in puppy pads, believed to be headed to Hong Kong. Police arrested a Hong Konger and a Thai national.
The Hong Konger advised police there were more medication at a second property, where police discovered an additional 14 kilogrammes of heroin and 21 grammes of “Ice,” or methamphetamine. The medicine had a collective value of 30 million baht..

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