Nigerian man nabbed with over N40m worth of illicit drugs in Philippines


A 36-year-old Nigerian man, Nnaemeka Nwoke alias Eggy, has been arrested by the police in Las Piñas City, in the Philippines, with over N40million worth of drugs.

The Regional Director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), Maj. Gen. Jonnel Estomo, in a statement said the suspect is believed to be linked to the West African Drug Syndicate (WADS).

Nwoke 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, December 29, 2022, inside a subdivision in Barangay (village) Talon 5.

Seized from his possession were suspected ecstasy tablets, shabu (crystal meth), and cocaine.

Police said the confiscated illegal drugs have an estimated total DDB value amounting to P5.423 million.

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