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The Nigerian man being questioned after his arrest on Phuket

Phuket Police Pounce on Expat With Cocaine Amid Fake Visa Entry Form Alert

Saturday, August 24, 2013
PHUKET: A Nigerian man arrested on Phuket on a cocaine charge told police that he bought the drugs from an Italian at a Patong shopping centre, police revealed today.

The passport of the Nigerian, arrested early yesterday, carried a false visa entry form from Kuala Lumpur.

And today, Deputy Prime Minister Pracha Promnok revealed for the first time that all 300 missing entry forms in Kuala Lumpur, had been sold by a corrupt Malaysian member of the staff of the Thai Embassy.

Khun Pracha was speaking about the future of tourism in Thailand to a seminar on Phuket of police, Immigration and other law enforcers from Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nga and Surat Thani - home to Samui and Phangan islands.

The Nigerian with the false KL visa form in his passport was named today as Chinwendu Romanus Ebogbulem, 33. His arrest outside the Living Room Hotel in Karon, south of patong on Phuket's west coast, came soon after midnight yesterday.

Local residents tipped off police that he had been dealing cocaine and police say they caught him with two packs of the drug, each 1.33 grams.

Mr Ebogbulem told police he bought the cocaine the previous day from a man who appeared to be Italian at Jungceylon shopping mall in Patong, a popular hangout for expats and tourists.

Soon after, police discovered that the entry form in his passport was one of 300 that recently went missing from the Thai Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

Phuket police are now looking for the man that Mr Ebogbulem said sold him the cocaine.


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