The Thailand Regional narcotics police arrested a Nigerian man identified as Michael Ikenna and his Thai girlfriend for allegedly dealing cocaine across the country.
Ikenna, 36, and his girlfriend, Nantana Chiewpanitch, 25, were arrested by Region 2 Narcotic Suppression officers in a sting operation conducted by undercover police who arranged to purchase 10 grams of cocaine in Takhiantia last Friday.
The officers seized 9.8 g. of white powder from the Nigerian man and his girlfriend.
A gram of cocaine and hundreds of plastic bags were found in their Bangkok home by investigators that searched their home.
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According to police, the plastic bags were used to package drugs for sale in Bangkok, the East and Central regions.
The Police reported that Ikenna’s claim that he was an exporter of dried dory fish to Nigeria was false as he used the shell company to launder his drug money.
Ikenna’s girlfriend, Nantana denied involvement with drug dealing, saying she has only known Ikenna for a few months and worked in a call center in Bangkok.