AAITF team arrested Nigerian man with 10 kilograms of cocaine

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Thursday 1st of November 2018

AAITF team arrested Nigerian man with 10 kilograms of cocaine

                   On 13 October 2018, AAITF Thailand comprising the ONCB Narcotics Law Enforcement Unit, Narcotics Suppression Bureau, Royal Thai Customs, and Armed Forces Security Center arrested Ms. Nutcharee Arunpee, a Thai female and Mr. Gideon Ndububa, a bearer of Nigeria, with 10 kilograms of cocaine concealed in an electric motor which was imported from China. It was happened at Home Pro Department Store, Ramkamhaeng branch.

                   Resulting from the coordination from National Narcotics Control Commission (NNCC) to the ONCB informing that there would be a suspicious material from Beijing being sent to Thailand. The AAITF team, therefore, made the inspection by X-Ray materials/boxes in which illegal drugs were believed to be concealed. The Arrest Team made further inspection with a plan to open a suspicious box before the customer who came to receive the box. The team found 10 kilograms of cocaine concealed in an electronic motor in a box of which Ms. Nutcharee Arunpee was the receiver. From the interrogation, Ms. Nutcharee Arunpee confessed that a Nigerian man asked her to pick up the box and sent it to his friend. During the interrogation, she got a contact again from him asking her to bring it to the Home Pro, Ramkhamhaeng branch. The Arrest Team expanded the investigation by bringing

                   Ms. Nutcharee to the Home Pro, Ramkhamhaeng branch and waiting for a Nigerian man to pick up the box. At 5 p.m., the Nigerian man drove a car at the meeting point with Ms. Nutcharee and took the box to his car. Later, the arrest team appeared and opened the box before both of them. It was found that 10 kilograms of cocaine were concealed in an electric motor. After that the Team brought him to his house for further search at Soi Huamark 31, Ramkhamhaeng Road, Bangkapi where the officers also found more assets and evidences and seized for further inspection. The total of assets seizure for inspection around 2 millions baht comprising two cars and two bankbooks with 1 million baht left in the accounts. All evidences and offenders were sent to the police for further interrogation and proceeding.