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Nigerian man arrested in Thailand over drugs scandal

A 26-year-old Nigerian man has been apprehended in Thailand after he was found in possession of crystal methamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy. 

The suspect, Davidsmith Chinazaekpere Ejiogo, was arrested in Soi Nanai 8, off Nanai Road, in tambon Patong area of Phuket on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 as he was allegedly making a delivery to his clients

Acting on a tip-off, officers led by Maj Suchart Chumphusaeng of the Patong Police nabbed Ejiogo after he was found to be carrying 1.25 grams of ya ice in his pants pockets.

After questioning Ejiogo, police searched his rented apartment in Kamala where they found 1.5g of cocaine in a drawer near his bed and 4.7g of ecstasy under a plant pot in front of his room.

While questioning was ongoing, Mr Ejiogo informed the police that he received the drugs from a friend, who he identified as an Asian man living in Bang Tao, Cherng Talay. 

Col Sujin confirmed that Mr Ejiogo was taken to Patong Police Station and charged with possession of a Category 1 drug and possession of a Category 2 drug with intent to sell.

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