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Nigerian charged with expired passport, cocaine & 34.000 Baht in cash on Koh Phangan island

A Nigerian tourist, Ezihe Collins, 35, was captured on Sunday as he was driving a motorcycle from his house on Koh Phangan.

Koh Phangan police chief Sathit Kongnium said his passport had expired on Sept 28 last year. Authorities did not mention his visa stamp.

Pol Col Sathit said a search of his house on Sunday uncovered six bags of cocaine weighing almost 10 grammes. In a further inspection on Monday, authorities seized two books containing lists of names, believed to be his customers, and 34,000 baht in cash.

The Nigerian was sent to Koh Phangan police station to be charged with staying in the country illegally and possessing illicit narcotics.

The Immigration Bureau has ordered police to crack down on foreign overstayers on the provincial islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.

Thank you to Bangkok Post “2 foreign overstayers arrested on Samui, Phangan” which was brought to us by Google Alerts.

Nigerian Ezihe Collin sat Koh Phangan police station
A policeman interrogates Nigerian Ezihe Collins at Koh Phangan police station on Monday. (Photo by Sitthipong Charoenjai @ Bangkok Post)

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