Police chased after a Nigerian man in a sedan ,whose passport had expired about four years prior, for about 20 kilometers and later seized cocaine at a house in Phuket where the man resided.
The Phuket Immigration Police told the Phuket Express that on Thursday afternoon (August 3rd) they and the Cherng Talay Police chased after a suspicious sedan in Thalang. The sedan was chased from Cherng Talay in Thalang to the main Thep Krasattri road passing the Heroine Monument to Pa Klok before heading to Koh Kaew in Mueang Phuket and to Kathu. The sedan finally became stuck in a ditch in Kathu. The sedan hit many vehicles during the chase.
The foreign man jumped from the sedan and ran away from the police for 300 meters before he was arrested. The man was identified by police as Mr. George Ananere, 26, a Nigerian national. His passport had expired four years ago just before the Covid – 19 pandemic. He was allegedly selling cocaine in the Cherng Talay and Patong area, and concerned anonymous citizens had reported him to police.
Police seized cocaine at a house that Mr. Ananere resided in on Sri Soonthorn, Thalang. The amount of cocaine seized was not made clear by relevant officers. Mr. Ananere was taken to the Cherng Talay Police Station for further legal action including financial damages for other vehicles that he hit.
Following his legal charges and any time served for them, Mr. Ananere is expected to be blacklisted and deported. He did not immediately enter a plea and is facing significant jail time for the cocaine and resisting arrest.