Accused Nigerian drug dealer arrested in Pattaya

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A Nigerian national was arrested after being caught with two bags containing 10 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

Chinedu Odunze, 28, was captured by Najomtien police March 7 after several detained drug users pointed to the Nigerian as their dealer. Officers set up a sting operation in front of the McDonald’s restaurant on Sukhumvit Road.

He arrived with his girlfriend in a Toyota Vios, but sped off when they saw police approaching. But Odunze crashed into a motorbike, injuring two people.

Police detain Nigerian Chinedu Odunze for drug offenses.

His vehicle eventually was stopped near the Sompoi restaurant on Sukhumvit Soi 46.

Police said Odunze confessed most his customers were foreigners and late-night party animals.

He was charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class 1 narcotic. His girlfriend escaped custody, but is being sought by police.