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Frenchman Jeremy Alexander Victor Poirot struggles with a t-shirt today

Phuket Cocaine Line Leads to Frenchmen, Nigerian in 'Noisy Farang' 1m Baht Drugs Bust

Sunday, October 26, 2014
PHUKET: A Frenchman and his henchman were arrested today and accused of being suppliers of cocaine to drug-takers in the expat and tourist community on Phuket.

Later, police nabbed a Nigerian and accused him of being their dealer.

Police first arrested Jeremy Alexander Victor Poirot, 36, and Maxim Fernandez, 23 - the names are based on a translation from Thai language media reports and may not be strictly accurate - about 2am today.

Neighbors complained about ''noisy farangs'' at the Sabai Village in Phuket's Kathu district. While investigating the noise, police found more to interest them.

Two Thai women who appeared to still be under the influence of drugs were also arrested.

At 2pm in Baan San Market in Patong, police arrested a Nigerian man aged 30 in a sting. He was said by the Frenchmen to be their supplier.

A third Thai woman was also arrested.

Police say they recovered 30 packs of cocaine, each containing about 10 grams, from the home of the noisy Frenchmen. The street value of the drugs is about 1.1 million baht, say officers.

Cocaine is generally a drug taken by Westerners while Thais tend to misuse methamphetamines.


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