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P6M worth of shabu seized from alleged African Drug Syndicate members

PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino identified the suspects as Solomon Anochiwa, 34, and Desmond Ozoma, 34, both Nigerian nationals and residents of Parañaque City. File
Camp Vicente Lim, Laguna — Two alleged members of the African Drug Syndicate were arrested early Wednesday morning by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency during an entrapment operation in Cavite where P6 million worth of shabu were seized.
 
PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino identified the suspects as Solomon Anochiwa, 34, and Desmond Ozoma, 34, both Nigerian nationals and residents of Parañaque City.
 
Joint operatives of PDEA Regional Office V and PDEA Regional Office IV-A arrested Anochiwa and Ozoma after they conspired in selling three plastic bags containing 1,011.1 grams of shabu worth P6 million to a poseur-buyer on Centennial Road, Kawit, Cavite around 12:30 a.m.
 
Also seized from the possession of the suspects were one mobile phone and one Toyota Altis colored silver with the plate number YAX-234.
 
“According to intelligence report, Anochiwa and Ozoma are ADS members operating in the Philippines and are actively engaged in large scale distribution of shabu in Bicol Region, Calabarzon and National Capital Region,” Aquino said.
 
The name and contact numbers of Anochiwa were acquired through tactical interviews from arrested drug personalities who identified him as their source following a buy-bust operation on Almeda Highway, Naga City last Nov. 4, 2017.
 
 A drug transaction with Anochiwa and his cohort was immediately hatched by PDEA operatives that led to their capture.
 
“Besides recruiting Filipinos as drug couriers, ADS members like Anochiwa and Ozoma are actively involved in international drug trafficking using our airports and cyber crimes,” he added. 
 
Anochiwa and Ozoma are temporarily under the custody of the PDEA RO IV-A jail facility in Camp Vicente Lim, Calamba City, Laguna. They will be facing charges for violation of Section 5, Article II of Republic Act 9165 or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 before the Provincial Prosecutors Office in Imus, Cavite.
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