Ten months after the drugs were recovered in Bangkok, a Nigerian man and his Thai wife were arrested on allegations of attempting to smuggle 9 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine hidden in shoulder bags to Hong Kong.
On Tuesday, police apprehended Henry Kelechi Alaeto and Wanwisa Pilatan, both 24, in their room in Bangkok’s Ratchathewi district, according to Pol Maj Gen Jirabhop Bhuridej, deputy commissioner of the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB).
He stated the arresting squad discovered 290 grams of cocaine in the room, valued roughly 900,000 baht.
On October 20, last year, employees at a parcel exporting firm in Ratchathewi district notified authorities to a suspicious shipment heading for Hong Kong.
In 18 of the 30 shoulder bags, officers discovered a total of 9 kg of crystal meth. Brown tape and odor-masking substance were used to encase the medications.
According to Pol Maj Gen Jirabhop, an extensive inquiry revealed that the sender was a lady, eventually identified as Ms Wannisa. Her Nigerian spouse was the one who drove her to the parcel delivery agency.
According to the CIB deputy chief, fingerprints found on the medicine packaging matched the husband’s.
According to him, a criminal background check revealed the man had previously been involved in the narcotics trade. Warrants were then issued for the couple’s arrest.
Two Nigerian males were apprehended in Samut Prakan for different crimes in a separate operation.
Uzoma Kingsley Nnaemeka, also known as Justin Livinus Oboko, was previously barred from entering the nation after being detained on narcotics charges.
Officers from the Crime Suppression Division and the Immigration Bureau apprehended all four suspects during searches in Samut Prakan and Bangkok. According to Pol Maj Gen Jiraphop.