Naratpol Lertrachataprapat, chief of the Nakhon Phanom customs office, said Than Vien Ki Than (not the official spelling), 43, was arrested after customs officials found the 930 ivory pieces in a bag in the luggage compartment.
Officials were conducting a routine check of the bus and the travel documents of passengers at the the Third Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge's border checkpoint in Nakhon Phanom's Muang district when the discovery was made.
The woman claimed she was given Bt2,000 just before she boarded the bus from Laos to take the bag to an unknown recipient at the Nakhon Phanom bus terminal.
Published : December 17, 2018
By : The Nation