Nigerian Man Arrested in Bangkok Smuggling 2,060g of Meth

Thai authorities have charged a Nigerian, John Emeka, and a Bangkok woman, Wararat Chansod, with delivering 2,060 grams of crystal methamphetamine to a New Zealander in a Bangkok hotel.

According to Thailand’s TheNation newspaper, quoting sources at the Office of the Narcotics Control Board, said Emeka and Chansod, both 42, had reserved the hotel room in Bangkok where the alleged delivery took place

Thai agencies working as part of the Airport Interdiction Task Force made the arrests following a September 12 tip-off about a New Zealand man set to receive drugs to smuggle home.

Isidor Rein, the 62-yeara-old New Zealander, allegedly received a briefcase with a secret compartment containing the drugs to take to his country.

Emeka and Wararat allegedly arrived that afternoon with the briefcase and all three people were arrested when they returned to the lobby following a police surveillance.

Also in Bangkok, five Nigerians involved in online romance scams have been arrested by the police.

The five Nigerians were arrested at varied spots in Bangkok and the provinces along with 12 Thai people who had allegedly conspired to defraud a combined sum of 5.96 million baht (about 180,000 U.S. dollars) in cash from a total of 48 victims of the online romance scams, said Deputy Tourist Police Commissioner Pol. Maj. Gen. Surachate Hakparn.

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