KUALA LUMPUR – The Nigerian drug dealer who escaped from a police lock-up in Jinjang with the help of a police corporal on Aug 12 is believed to have escaped to Thailand through the northern border.
25-year-old Prince was assisted by a 52-year-old corporal to escape from Jinjang Detention Centre, where he was held for drugs possession
Federal Narcotics Crime Investigation Department chief Noor Rashid Ibrahim said he obtained this information through their intelligence network.
“He had it planned all along and we are working with Thai police to trace him and have him deported to Malaysia,” he said.
The Nigerian, identified as Osuji Kelly Prince was nabbed with 9 kgs of syabu worth about RM9 million on Aug 1, but escaped after allegedly paying off the corporal who was on duty at the lock-up.
The 51-year-old corporal, who had pending disciplinary issues related to his work prior to the case, has been charged in court for aiding the foreigner’s escape.