About 11 Ugandans have been arrested over alleged trafficking in drugs and immigration offences in Bangkok, Thailand.
They are part of the 16 Africans picked in a swoop after commandos from the Narcotics Suppression Bureau and Makksan police raided a condominium in Bangkok’s RCA entertainment area two weeks ago.
They searched rented rooms in the eight-storey building and arrested an Ethiopian man and 16 women, 11 Ugandans, four Tanzanians and a Syrian, the Narcotics Suppression Bureau announced on Facebook.
According to the Narcotics Suppression Bureau, all were taken to the Immigration Bureau for questioning and for drug tests on urine samples.
All tested negative for drugs and were charged with being illegally in the country.
Immigration chief Lt. Gen. Natthorn Phrosunthorn said the operation was in line with the government’s policy to crack down on foreign suspects in drugs and other unlawful activities that pose a threat to national security.
According to Natthorn, the extended investigation learned there were Africans involved in illicit drugs in the Rama IX area.
Last month, 20 Africans were caught with falsified visas, Thai media reported.
Source: Bangkok Post