Botswanan arrested with drugs
- Published: 30 Oct 2013 at 20.11
- Online news:
A Botswanan national was arrested at an apartment in Bangkok on Wednesday with 150 ecstacy pills.
Pol Maj Gen Thitirat Nongharnpitak and Pol Maj Gen Chayut Thanataweerat, deputy commanders of the Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB), said Bobby Thato was captured at Piyanon Place in Soi Lat Phrao 107 in Bang Kapi district.
The arrest followed an investigation by MPB investigators working on a tip-off that a man from Africa was using the apartment to sell drugs and shadowed Mr Thato for some time before deciding to apprehend him.
Mr Thato confessed that he possessed the pills bought from a network of African nationals to sell them to tourists at entertainment venues popular with foreigners in the capital, according to the officers.
He did not name the nationality of the smugglers.