A Nigerian national, Valentine Ebuka Ezike, has been arrested during a drug sting in the Philippines.
The suspect was nabbed 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 three cell phones from Ezike, during the buy-bust.
PDEA said Ezike was believed to be a member of the West African Drug Syndicate that recruits Filipinos to transport illegal drugs.
He will be charged with violations of sections 5 and 11, Article II of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.