A Nigerian national, Valentine Ebuka Ezike, has been arrested during a drug sting in the Philippines.
Ezeike was arrested around 9:am on Saturday, January 28, 2023, by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Regional Office at Block 8 Lot 34, Palmdale Village, Governor’s Hill, Biclatan General Trias 4107 Cavite.
Authorities seized 500 grams of suspected shabu, a box containing two resealable transparent plastic bags containing more or less 1,000 grams each of brownish granules substance, a plastic basin containing a weighing scale, four identification cards, one laptop and 3 cellular phones from Ezike, during the buy-bust.
According to PDEA, the Nigerian national was believed to be a member of the West African Drug Syndicate that recruits Filipinos to transport illegal drugs.
He will be charged with violation of sections 5 and 11, Article II of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
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