Nigerian and Thai nationals arrested in Bangkok after reportedly exporting illegal drugs to Australia

Bangkok –

A Nigerian and Thai couple was arrested at a private parcel drop-off in Bangkok on Friday evening, August 13th, after reportedly shipping illegal drugs to Australia by hiding them in a set of Buddhist monk offerings.

Nigerian national Obimma Anthony and Thai national Marisa Noipitak were caught after 490 grams of crystal methamphetamine were reportedly found hidden in a hanging frame which was reported to be shipped to a destination abroad in Australia.

Upon investigation, an additional 985 grams of crystal meth was discovered at Marisa’s apartment in the Bang Kapi district while about 35 grams of heroin, 89 grams of crystal meth, and 82 grams of cocaine were found at Anthony’s house in Samut Prakan province.

The arrest followed the discovery of a suspicious parcel with an Australia destination by the Airport Interdiction Task Force (AITF) at Suvannabhumi Airport on August 4th. A total of 490 grams of crystal meth were reportedly found being hidden inside a Buddhist monk pillow and other monk offerings.

Initially, Anthony and Marisa were charged for illegal drug possessions and were taken to Narcotics Suppression Division 3 for further investigation.

Their statements and if they had a lawyer were not immediately available.


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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.