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Bangkok police nab illegal Nigerian 2 year overstayer with cocaine

Jack Burton



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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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    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.

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    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.

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      Roger Elliot

      Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11:55 pm

      Why Sad? These people are criminals

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        Tobias Krantz

        Monday, August 10, 2020 at 11:21 am

        Please be specific, who people are criminals?

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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