2 Nigerians nabbed for drugs in Cavite

August 02, 2020

AGENTS of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested two Nigerians - one of them an alleged member of the notorious  West African Drug Syndicate (WADS) - for illegal drugs in Imus, Cavite just recently.

NBI Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Eric B. Distor identified the suspects as Samuel Chukwuenera Duruibe and Mmaduamaka Vitus Okoli alias 'Frank Irvin.'

They were arrested by the the NBI-Task Force Against Illegal Drugs (NBI-TFAID)  on the strength of a search warrant issued by the Regional Trial Court in Imus.

The NBI-TFAID received information that Duruibe along with several other Nigerians were allegedly involved in the sale of illegal drugs in the province of Cavite.

Duruibe was allegedly a member of the West African Drug Syndicate (WADS) operating in the country, and was previously arrested sometime in 2014.

He was on provisional liberty after posting bail for violation of Sec 11, R.A. 9165. However, reports revealed that he continued to traffick illegal drugs and was put on surveillance.

Under instructions from Distor, the NBI-TFIAD on July 29, 2020 enforced a search warrant at Duruibe's residence in  Montefaro Village, Imus City, Cavite resulting in the seizure of 181.21 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu. Duruibe and Okoli were arrested.

They were charged for violation of Sec 5, Sec 6 and Sec 11 of R.A. 9165 before the City Prosecutor's Office of Imus City, Cavite.

Distor stressed that under his leadership, the NBI will be relentless in their efforts to stop the proliferation of illegal drugs in coordination with other law enforcement agencies.