Onyejiekwe Morgan Chinemerem, 29, was arrested by the Metropolitan Police in his rented room in Bangkok for masterminding the sale of crystal methamphetamine and cocaine.The charges levelled against him include the possession of crystal methamphetamine ( 31.47g ) and cocaine ( 889.63g ) with the intention to sell. The police got tips that Nigerian men living on the 9th floor of Building 17 of the HR Residence have been involved in the sale of hard drugs.
They do this by hiring a Thai man, who was identified only as ‘M’ as their courier/delivery boy. Thus, the police set up a sting operation that involved police informant getting across to M asking him to purchase the crystal meth and cocaine from him. M then told the Nigerian men that a customer would like to buy 30g of crystal meth and 200g of cocaine for about $14k ( almost N3m ). M led the detectives to the room of the Nigerian men to buy the drugs and it was there the police found two Nigerians in the room. Once the police identified them, two Nigerians ran out of the room, one fled the scene.
Chinemerem was arrested at the stairway and later confessed that he and his friend were responsible for smuggling the drugs to sell mainly using post parcels.