A Pakistani man arrested in July with 10 million baht in illegal drugs and counterfeit goods apparently didn’t learn his lesson, as police again raided his Soi Buakaow storefront and again confiscated another 1.9 million baht in sexual-performance drugs and steroids.
Faisal Nadeem, 42, and a second Pakistani, Zohaib Farhidi, 25, were taken into custody when Bangkok crime-suppression officers swept through his Malice Travel and Laundry Nov. 3. Investigators seized 6,500 packets of Kamagra oral jelly, 3,773 Kamagra tablets, other knockoff impotence drugs, sedatives including diazepam, sleeping pills, and a cache of steroids.
Both men were charged with purchase, concealment and distribution of illegal narcotics, import-export violations, pharmaceutical-license offenses and working without a work permit.
Both men denied the charges. Nadeem was jailed not four months ago after police raided two of his Soi Buakaow buildings and found specially made hidden vaults containing 10 million baht in sexual performance drugs, illegally imported cigarettes, sleeping pills, steroids and allergy drugs often cooked to create methamphetamines.
After rounding up the Pakistani and his Thai workers, police moved to a second building Nadeem leased. The three-story commercial building was used entirely as a warehouse for more than 10,000 contraband items, including counterfeit clothing, shoes and bags.
Turned over to Chonburi Provincial Police, Nadeem reportedly confessed he took delivery of the drugs from a friend in Bangkok once a month and the counterfeit items from a Thai supplier in the capital. He said he acted as a distributor for smaller fake clothing vendors, not a direct seller.
At the scene, police recovered a list of the clothing merchants and pharmacies Nadeem allegedly brokered his goods to and police pledged to work diligently to track them down. Apparently, keeping the Pakistani behind bars or deporting him was not part of the process.