Nigerian man nabbed for over P5M assorted drugs in Las Piñas City
MANILA, Philippines — A Nigerian man believed to be linked to the West African Drug Syndicate (WADS) was arrested in Las Piñas City, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said Friday.
NCRPO Regional Director Maj. Gen. Jonnel Estomo said suspect Nnaemeka Nwoke, alias Eggy, 36, was arrested after he tried to sell illegal drugs to undercover police officers during a bust led by the Southern Police District (SPD) on Thursday inside a subdivision in Barangay (village) Talon 5.
Seized from Nwoke were suspected ecstasy tablets, shabu (crystal meth), and cocaine. The seized drugs, police said is valued at P5.423 million.
The NCRPO said Nwoke is now detained at the SPD headquarters pending the filing of complaints for violations of Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. The pieces of evidence meanwhile were turned over to SPD’s Crime Laboratory.
“As Team NCRPO enhances its battle against the proliferation of illegal drugs in Metro Manila through the S.A.F.E. NCRPO program, we are very proud of the continuous achievements of the schemes being implemented in arresting drug personalities and confiscation of huge amount of illegal drugs,” Estomo said.
“We cannot let drug syndicates most particularly from foreign drug cartels to feast on the detriment of our countrymen especially our youths. We assure our countrymen that these kind of people will not escape the fangs of the law,” he added.
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