Two foreign members of a drug smuggling syndicate were arrested by the Narcotics Suppression Bureau on October 26 at a condo in Samut Prakan’s Bang Phli district. Fifteen kilograms of crystal meth was seized from the pair.
The suspects were identified as Nigerian national Chukwunonso Victor Oputa, 24, and Marilou David Morales, 41, from the Philippines. They were captured in the Bang Phli, Samut Prakan in front of the B-Condo building.
According to Bureau Chief Pol Lt-General Rewat Klinkesorn in a press conference that the suspects have been charged with possession of narcotics with intent to sell.
In another news report posted on Stickyboy.com, it said,
“The pair were captured in the Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan in front of the B-Condo building according to Pol Lt Gen Rewat Klinkesorn, chief of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau.
The arrest came following a tip that African gang were selling drugs to tourists in Bangkok and Samut Prakan. The police put the Nigerian under surveillance and on Thursday night he was stopped and seized with his Filipino accomplice who was waiting for him in a pickup in front of his condo building.
The report added that during the search “officers discovered more than 100 packages containing “ice” wrapped in plastic bags stuffed inside toy cars boxes in the back of the woman’s truck.”
“It was also revealed that the suspects claimed to be traders importing products such as phone chargers and electronic toys from China, smuggling drugs into the country before selling on to tourists through their network. The pair also confessed to sending several shipments to Japan and Australia.”
“The man and woman are now being held awaiting prosecution for various drugs charges. Investigators continue to search for other gang members,” the report said.
Sources: tnamcot.com, stickboybangkok.com, nationmultimedia.com