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Bangkok police nab illegal Nigerian 2 year overstayer with cocaine



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A Nigerian man who entered Thailand illegally 2 years ago has arrested in Bangkok’s Suan Luang area and found to be in possession of cocaine. Thailand’s immigration chief  says immigration officers were keeping tabs on a drug distribution network and soon had a black man in their sights at a condo building in the Suan Luang area of the capital. 31 year old “Ubah” was approached as he got into his Toyota Vios in a parking lot.

In the car police found about 10 grams of cocaine in the form of 12 compressed tablets in small clear resealable plastic bags, contained in a larger bag hidden under the steering wheel. A search of his room followed and authorities learned that he had no passport and had been in Thailand illegally for 2 years. A Kasikorn bank book was taken into evidence.

The suspect said he got the drugs from a fellow Nigerian called “Nonso” (INN names him as “Bonzo”). Police believe he’s a big player in the drug network, which according to Ubah, involves numerous foreigners.

A vinyl board at the Suang Luang police station outlining the case said that evidence will be gathered and the inquiry is being expanded. It was stamped: “Coming Soon!”.

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SOURCES: Thai Residents | INN


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  1. Perceville Smithers

    Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11:03 am

    this guy had to know he stands out and after 6 mos, 1 yr, and 1.5 yrs officials would start keeping an eye on him. i know when i stay at hotels and apartments they want to see passport. original.

  2. Rinky Stingpiece

    Friday, August 7, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    It’s a sad fact, but in Asia, anyone who looks African or Middle Eastern, is going to be noticed, whatever they do.

    • Roger Elliot

      Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11:55 pm

      Why Sad? These people are criminals

      • Tobias Krantz

        Monday, August 10, 2020 at 11:21 am

        Please be specific, who people are criminals?

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