Nigerian arrested for selling drugs in Patong
published : 21 Jan 2021 at 13:02
writer: Achadthaya Chuenniran
PHUKET: A Nigerian man was arrested and amounts of crystal methamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy seized, as he was allegedly making a delivery to customers in Patong area.
Davidsmith Chinazaekpere Ejiogo, 26, was apprehended in Soi Nanai 8, off Nanai Road, in tambon Patong on Tuesday, Patong police said.
Arresting officers found one sachet of crystal methamphetamine, six of cocaine and four of powdered ecstasy in his pockets.
The arrest followed a tip-off from an informant that an African man would deliver illicit drugs to customers in Soi Nanai 8 on Tuesday.
Police assigned to the area noticed the suspect standing, waiting in the street. They approached him, and a search revealed the drugs.
Mr Ejiogo allegedly admitted he had more drugs in his room in Kalama area. He led police there and some cocaine was found inside a drawer under his bed, and some ecstasy hidden under a tree in front of the room, said police.
He was taken to Patong police station for further questioning.
The suspect said he bought the drugs from an Asian friend in Bang Thao area of Thalang district, but did not know his real name, according to police.
He was held in police custody on charges of illegal possession of illicit drugs with intent to sell.