A Nigerian drug lord who deceived desperate ladies with his physique and other goodies has been sent to prison in Cambodia for 27 years.

A smooth operator dubbed ‘Precious Max’ whose real name is Precious Chineme Nwoko who used an online dating scam to trick women into smuggling heroin for an international drug cartel will spend the next 27 years of his life in prison after losing his appeal.

Revealing details of the how he was caught, Dailymail reported that Nwoko is part of an active elaborate international drug smuggling syndicate that uses online dating to lure ladies into unwittingly moving drugs.

Through his online dating tricks using platforms such as Facebook, Tagged, Badoo and Twoo, he lured dozens – possibly many more ladies across the globe. He enticed interested women looking for a partner by sharing photos of his muscular physique in swimming pools and bars, with the promise of love and business.

A convicted drug trafficker and fraudster, Nwoko used fake photos of offices and fake passports to fool victims of his Khmer Arts and Craft business.

Before he was jailed, the mirage of dealing in arts and crafts was used to augment his ‘wine and dining’ of women in an attempt to trick them into smuggling drugs, including heroin. One of the ladies Nwoko conned was luckily not prosecuted.

After meeting online, the lady travelled to Phnom Penh to meet him as he posed as a South African businessman in the import and export trades.

After four days Nwoko proposed to the lady on the day she was to return to Melbourne with samples from his business for an Australian associate.

Upon arriving in Melbourne, Customs found two kilograms of heroin sewn into a compartment and after realising what had happened the innocent lady collapsed in shock.

Luckily, she was not prosecuted and the case was dropped, with authorities agreeing she was tricked by Nwoko.


More ladies fall

Another Australian was a Queensland mum who was sentenced to 23 years in a Cambodian jail after 2.2kg of heroin was found in her bag by Cambodian authorities. She will now serve the sentence.

Yoshe Ann Taylor was arrested at Phnom Penh airport in September 2013 and has since spent three years behind bars, reported The Sydney Morning Herald.

The 44-year-old was the unwitting victim of ‘Precious Max’ who this time supposedly posed as an arts and crafts dealer. The relationship between the pair was well developed as ‘Precious Max’ created an online relationship with Taylor for one year. Nwoko then offered to pay for Taylor’s airline ticket to travel to Cambodia once a certain level of trust was established.

It was during Taylor’s third trip to country when Nwoko asked her to take some artworks back to Australia in her backpack.

However Taylor did not get far after she was caught at the airport by Cambodia police who were tipped with information provided by Australian Federal Police, claim the publication.

Nwoko was arrested shortly after Taylor in Cambodia.

She and Nwoko appealed their conviction which was heard today.

In its ruling today, the court dashed his hope as it upheld the 27 years imprisonment handed to him. The Cambodian court ruled that his sentence is appropriate and in accordance with Cambodia law.