Two Nigerian students have been arrested with 500 grams of drugs worth P2.5 million (about N48m), following an entrapment operation in Bacoor, Philipines.
According to ABS, the suspects Agu Austin Chukwuebuka and Nkwocha Chimaobi were arrested after they sold 11 sachets of suspected drug stashed in electronic adaptors to an undercover agent.
Both suspects denied they were drug peddlers, claiming they are students in Metro Manila.
Intelligence reports, however, linked Chukwuebuka and Chimaobi to an African drug syndicate operating in parts of Cavite.
Authorities have yet to verify if they have ties to international drug cartels.
The suspects are temporarily under the custody of PDEA’s regional office in CALABARZON and will be facing charges for alleged violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.