A Nigerian citizen was arrested in an entrapment operation by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and police in Bacoor city, Cavite Tuesday night.
According to the PDEA, the 30-year-old suspect was allegedly involved in the sale of illegal drugs.
Operatives met him at Cerritos Heights Road, Barangay Molino IV past 9 p.m.
The agency said he was tracked down due to the passing of information by the Bureau of Customs in Port of Clark, PDEA Central Luzon and PDEA.
Two paper bags containing 4 kilograms of shabu each worth P27.2 million were recovered from the foreigner.
The suspect is facing charges of violating the Dangerous Drugs Act.
The source of the seized shabu is still being determined.
It was packed in 2 improvised pouches made of tarpaulin sheets.
With the cooperation of the Bureau of Customs, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Inter-Agency Drug and Interdiction Task Group, the shipment was intercepted and immediately inspected.
When opened, the contents of the shipment were confirmed to be ecstasy amounting to P6,570,500.
Those possibly involved in the shipment of illegal drugs in violation of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act and Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act are being investigated.
Last week, 100 pieces of ecstasy were also seized from the Netherlands so, according to the Bureau of Customs, they will continue to tighten border protection especially as more packages are arriving due to the high demand in e-commerce today.
The seized drugs are also in the custody of the PDEA.
Police, 2 soldiers arrested for selling weapons in Maguindanao
The four men were detained after authorities launched an entrapment operation in Barangay Tamontaka, Datu Odin Sinsuat town in Maguindanao Tuesday.
Two of the suspects were soldiers and one was a policeman while the other was a civilian.
According to Datu Odin Sinsuat police, the suspects sold high-caliber firearms for P500,000 to an identified poseur buyer during the operation.