Regional narcotics police arrested a Nigerian man and his Thai girlfriend for allegedly dealing cocaine across the country.
Region 2 Narcotic Suppression officers captured Michael “Mark” Ikenna, 36, and Nantana Chiewpanitch, 25, in a sting operation conducted by undercover police who arranged to purchase 10 grams of cocaine in Takhiantia March 26. Officers seized 9.8 g. of white powder from him.
Investigators then searched their apartment in Bangkok where they recovered nearly a gram of cocaine and hundreds of plastic bags police said were used to package drugs for sale in Bangkok, the East and Central regions.
Police stated the Nigerian claimed he was an exporter of dried dory fish to his domestic us of a. Police countered it was a shell company used to launder his drug money.
Nantana denied involvement with drug dealing, announcing she has only known Ikenna for a few months and labored in a name middle in Bangkok.
Police seized extra than half of a million baht in belongings from Ikenna, along with his Toyota Altis and two cell telephones.