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Nigerian arrested with nearly US$47,000 in heroin in Sa Kaeo, Thailand

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Sa Kaeo train station

Sa Kaeo train station in Thailand. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

SA KAEO, Nov 1 – A Nigerian man on Monday was detained at the Thai-Cambodian border province of Sa Kaeo with 367 grammes of heroin, valued at Bt1.4 million (some $47,000), according to Pol Lt-Col Seksan Wattanapong, chief of Khlong Luek Police Station.

Nigerian national Iyiobi Ifeanyi, 38, was apprehended in Thailand’s Aranyaprathet district on the Cambodian border with heroin in his stomach.

The arrest was made by police and army rangers when they saw there was no stamp on his passport to enter and found some stomach lining protector pills.


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