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Nigerian man arrested in Philippines for drugs

A Nigerian national, Valentine Ebuka Ezike, has been arrested in connection with a drug in the Philippines.

The suspect was arrested 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 about 1,000 grams each of brownish granules substance, plastic basin containing weighing scale, four identification cards, one laptop and 3 cellular phones from Ezike, during the buy-bust. 

The agency said Ezike was believed to be a member of the West African Drug Syndicate that recruits Filipinos to transport illegal drugs

According to report, he will be charged with violation of sections 5 and 11, Article II of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. 

Writing by Fany Olumoye; Editing by Julian Osamoto & Adeniyi Bakare