2 notorious Nigerian drug traffickers arrested

August 02, 2020

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

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 members of the NBI-Task Force Against Illegal Drugs (NBI-TFAID)  based on 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 is repotedly a member of the West African Drug Syndicate (WADS) operating in the country and was previously arrested in 2014.

He was released after posting bail for violation of Sec 11, R.A. 9165.

However, reports revealed that he continued dealing in drugs and was put on surveillance.

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

They were charged with violation of Sections 5, 6 and 11 of R.A. 9165 before the City Prosecutor’s Office of Imus City, Cavite.