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Sunday, 21 April 2019

Two Nigerians arrested in Philippines for smuggling N125m worth of drugs


Two Nigerians have been arrested by Phillipine Police with about N125 million worth of methamphetamine.

According to Phillipino media, the police men arrested a Nigerian businessman identified as Azubuike Obiaghanwa Onwigbolu, 32, a resident of Angeles City, Pampanga, at 2:15 a.m. today Sunday April 21st. Onwigbolu was arrested through a buy-bust operation, wherein a Philippine
National Police (PNP) personnel acted as a buyer and bought 200 grams of methamphetamine amounting to P400,000. Following his arrest, the police operatives recovered P16 million worth of the drugs.

The other Nigerian identified as Mbaneto Sopuluchukwu alias “Hermann Kurt Philip,” 22, was arrested alongside his accomplice, Judith Balaquiao-Camacho, 46, from Bombon, Camarines Sur, in another sting operation.

A poseur buyer and an informant from the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Bicol and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Camarines Sur, posed as buyers and purchased 100 grams of methamphetamine using fake money.

The Philippines Dangerous Drugs Act prescribes the death penalty for drug traffickers.

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