George, a 28-year-old Nigerian citizen, was detained in Bangkok, Thailand, for cocaine trafficking.
On Friday, October 8, at a news conference at Immigration Headquarters in Suan Phlu, Bangkok, the immigration head said that an informant informed Region 1 police that a black guy was selling narcotics in the downtown area.
The suspect, according to immigration, was communicating with his clients through WhatsApp.
A sting was planned on late October 5th, with the informant arranging to purchase narcotics in the bathrooms of a mall in central Bangkok’s Bang Rak, Silom neighborhood.
Immigration was aware that the suspect would come by BTS and had camped out at the Saladaeng station after seeing a black guy who matched the description.
He was pursued and challenged in the restrooms after attempting to flush several packets of narcotics down the toilet.
Three ziplock bags containing ice and ketamine were recovered by police.
He said he obtained the narcotics from a Thai lady in Ramkhamhaeng and might benefit from them by selling them to foreigners willing to pay more than the market price.
His passport lacked any stamps, and he was not identified in the immigration biometrics system.
He was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to sell Class 1 and 2 drugs, as well as unlawful entry.