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Nigerian man arrested as Samui police battle influx of cocaine dealers

Police say the arrest of a Nigerian man this weekend is the latest in an ongoing battle against foreigners who are flooding the popular tourist destination with cocaine and other drugs. Chinedu Victor Okeke, 45, was arrested on Saturday after jumping out of the window of his rented, climbing over a fence and attempting to hide from police and soldiers in a nearby temple. However, officers managed to catch Chinedu in the grounds of Wat Laem Suwannaram in Bophut and took him back to his house where a search of the property found more than 280 grams of cocaine stashed at various points around the property. Upon questioning Chinedu admitted selling cocaine to both Thai and foreign tourists on Koh Samui for between 1,000 and 18,000 baht. Police said there has been an increase in foreigners going to Koh Samui for the purpose of selling drugs. Chinedu was also found...

 

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