A 26-year-old Nigerian man identified as Davidsmith Chinazaekpere Ejiogo, has been arrested in Thailand after he was found carrying crystal methamphetamine, cocaine, and ecstasy.
NEWSNAIJA learned the suspect was apprehended in Soi Nanai 8, off Nanai Road, in the tambon Patong area of Phuket on Tuesday, January 19, as he was allegedly making a delivery to customers.
Acting on a tip-off, officers led by Maj Suchart Chumphusaeng of the Patong Police arrested Ejiogo after he was found to be carrying 1.25 grams of ya ice in his pants pockets.
After interrogating the suspect, 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.
Mr. Ejiogo told police during interrogation 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.