Belgian man faces Thailand drugs charge
30 March 2005
BRUSSELS – A Belgian man has been arrested in Thailand and charged with drug trafficking, Bangkok police said on Wednesday.
Fifty eight year old Ivan Decnudde was arrested in a Bangkok pub after police received a tip off that he was trying to clinch a smuggling deal.
A search of his room later revealed 1.5 kilogrammes of heroin, the police added.
Decnudde told the police he was working with an African gang that was trying to smuggle drugs to Europe and the United States.
If convicted, the Belgian national could face the death penalty.
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Subject: Belgian news