A Nigerian, John Brazil Ifeanyi was arrested on tuesday, february 7th, in Srinakarin, Thailand following discovery of 10 Million Baht (Street Value) worth of Ice at his home. He is a former school teacher. When his home at the Parkland building was raided late yesterday, Mr Ifeanyi had hid his stash of Ice in model boats and Aeroplanes.
He claims that when he stopped working in a Chonburi Language school 5 months ago,a man called “Mike” offered him 100,000 baht to sell drugs. Police understand that Ifeanyi is part of a bigger gang of Nigerians operating in the drug trade in the Sri Nakharin area.
Ifeanyi said that he was paid 100,000 baht for each delivery he made and he had already done this five of six times before he was caught. He was charged with possession of a Class 1 drug with intent to sell and detained for prosecution.
In May 2015, a Nigerian Onyejiekwe Morgan Chinemerem, 29, was arrested by the Metropolitan Police in his rented room in Bangkok for masterminding the sale of crystal methamphetamine and cocaine.
The charges levelled against him include the possession of crystal methamphetamine (31.47g) and cocaine (889.63g) with the intention to sell.
In September 2015, Thailand security operatives arrested two Nigerians, 43-year-old Joseph Uyamadu and Emmanuel Umiano, 33 alongside their Peruvian accomplice for allegedly producing cocaine in their rented apartment, in rubber plantation in Ban Khai District of Rayong province.
On Dec 14th 2016, two Nigerian men (Ejike Meshach Nwaru and Stephen Anayo Nwankwo) and a Guinean (Albert Camara) were arrested in Bang Na, thailand and charged with possession of Category 1 drugs and staying in the country illegally.
The punishment for drug trafficking in Thailand is death.