Officials of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 3 (PDEA RO-3) have arrested a 33-year-old Nigerian man identified as Ejike Okoye, on Tuesday, July 12, in a drug deal inside a resto bar along Don Juan Sumulong Highway in Marikina City, Philipine.
According to Manila Bulletin, the Nigerian man who is also known as Martin is believed to be a member of West African Drug Syndicate operating in Metro Manila and nearby provinces of Central Luzon, but coached a football team in a bid to mask his illegal activities.
PDEA RO-3 director, Emerson Margate revealed that its agents were able to secure a drug deal from Okoye to purchase of 300 grams of shabu for PHP360,000. They agreed to meet inside the resto bar in Marikina City. That was where they arrested the suspect.
Confiscated from the Nigerian were six medium-sized resealable transparent plastic sachets containing a white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu with a street value of PHP1,050,000 and the marked money used in the anti-drug operation.
The suspect was brought in PDEA Jail Facility in Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga for further investigation.