Pattaya Daily News

19 December 2010 :: 15:12:14 pm 47927

Nigerian arrested for selling cocaine

BANGKOK, Dec 19 - Thai police on Sunday arrested a Nigerian man in Bangkok with 20 bags of cocaine, valued Bt5.25 million (about US$175,000) while he was delivering the drug to a client.
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Tourist Police commander Pol Maj-Gen Adisorn Ngamjitsuksri said the 30-year-old Nigerian national was identified as Ohanyiri Onyekwere Alentine. He was arrested at an apartment in Sukhumvit Road Soi 93 while he was preparing to deliver cocaine to a client.

Police inspected his rented room and found a backpack containing 20 bags of cocaine, weighing two kilogrammes, hidden in the ceiling of the room.

Gen Adisorn said the suspect entered the kingdom in 2008 and is married to a Thai woman.

The suspect is a middleman receiving drugs from dealers and then distributing them to clients. Police initially charged him for illegal possession of drugs for trading, said the tourist police chief. (MCOT online news)

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Reporter : PDN staff   Category : Crime News

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