24-year-old Nigerian man and Thai woman nabbed in Bangkok with 8.5kg of drugs hidden in handbags … Photos

A Nigerian man and a Thai woman have been arrested after 8.5kg of crystal methamphetamine or “ice” were found stuffed into new handbags imported from China.

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24-year-old Nigerian national John Anike Chinedu & Sawaros Nathawil, 34, were arrested separately in Samut Prakan and Bangkok. John was arrested on Friday, June 3 while Sawaros on Thursday. Both were taken for a media briefing at the Narcotics Suppression Bureau headquarters on Saturday. A total of 8.5kg of crystal methamphetamine hidden in 35 women’s fashion handbags were seized from them.

Ms Sawaros was apprehended when she showed up to receive three parcels at a car park of a condominium building on Srinakarin Road in tambon Samrong Nua of Muang district in Samut Prakan on Thursday. The parcels contained the 35 new handbags, stuffed with drugs, said Pol Lt Gen Rewat Klinkesorn, NSB commissioner.

Her arrest came after the NSB received information from Chinese authorities in Guangzhou that they had arrested an African drug trafficking gang and seized an invoice detailing goods sent from Guanzhou to Thailand by the suspects, said Pol Lt Gen Rewat.

When the woman arrived to receive the parcels, officers asked to search them and found the drugs hidden in the linings, said the NSB chief. Authorities then extended the investigation that led to the arrest of the Nigerian suspect at a rented room in Lat Krabang on Friday. A pack of crystal meth was found stuffed in a handbag found in his room. Several handbags similar to those found in the seized parcels were also found in his room. However, those handbags had earlier been slashed.

Pol Lt Gen Rewat said he believed the two suspects might be network members of the Nigerian gang caught in China. The seized drugs were destined for sale in Bangkok and Pattaya, particularly among wealthy drug addicts, he added.

The duo have been charged with colluding in smuggling drugs into the country with intent to sell. They were held in police custody for legal action.



  1. Chai there is cocaine ooooo…. People wana live on a fast lane… Not minding what the end will meet…. They should just face the law…. No two ways about it.

  2. I wonder what morality is behind the struggle for biafra republic?… are they trying to form an independent drug cartel and fraud republic???

    …see the shame they are bringing on us all the time…..get rich quick syndrome! Lord have mercy.

  3. If u can’t deal with it then allow the Biafran nation’s independence so ur good name will nolonger be messed up abroad.
    It’s so so simple.Even some parents disown their children who bring disrepute to their family. So why not disown the Igbos for bringing shame to ur good country and allow their independence to stand.By so doing, u preserve ur good name and let the Biafrans deal with their fuckups.

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