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Man Arrested At McCarran With Child Porn

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LAS VEGAS (CBS) - Police have arrested a Thai national at McCarran International Airport on criminal charges for transporting child pornography.

Police say 51-year-old Manu Panatkul was arrested Friday night Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents after arriving on a Korean Airlines flight from Thailand.  The arrest came after Panatkul was referred for secondary inspection at customs.

Officers searched Panatkul’s belongings and found 36 DVD’s, and three of those discs allegedly contained videos of child pornography.

Panatkul is charged with one count of transportation of child pornography. He faces a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison.

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