A Nigerian was jailed after being caught with P6.5 million worth of shabu in a buy-bust operation by the Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) in Las Piñas City Thursday night.
The suspect was identified as Kingsley Iwumune, 46, who also lives in Las Piñas.
According to the police, the suspect met with their staff on Gatchalian Avenue and offered half a kilo of shabu.
The car Iwumune was driving collided with a police vehicle due to the chase when he tried to flee.
Authorities recovered 2 plastic packs containing approximately 1 kilo of shabu from the Nigerian suspect.
According to Police Lt. Col. Enrico Rigor, chief of the PNP-DEG Legal and Investigation Division, they have been monitoring the suspect for less than a week, whom they consider a member of a Nigerian drug syndicate.
The police found out that he has been living in the Philippines for more than 3 years.
Police Maj. Mark Julio Abong of the same unit said that Iwumune was previously jailed for drugs in Caloocan and released in 2018.
He allegedly supplied drugs to shabu pushers in Las Piñas and southern Luzon.
Iwumune’s source of drugs is being investigated.
Alleged leader, member of gun-for-hire group dead in Bulacan encounter
The buy-bust operation of the Bulacan Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Provincial Field Unit (PFU), Provincial Intelligence Unit (PIU) and Pandi Municipal Police ended in an encounter against two suspects in Bagong Barrio, Pandi, Bulacan Wednesday.
According to police, the slain suspects were identified as Wilfredo Togonon alias Willy who is said to be the leader of a gun-for-hire group, and Michael Pegaro alias Bungo who was allegedly involved in the robbery hold-up and gun-for-hire.
A poseur buyer traded with the suspects to buy a gun, but the suspects allegedly felt that the transaction was with the police, so they quickly ran back to their house and fired at the police.
There was an exchange of gunfire that caused the deaths of two suspects.
Authorities seized marked money, cal. 45 Colt pistol with improvised magazine, caliber. 38 revolvers with ammunition, 9mm fired cartridge cases, and cal.38 and 4 deformed fired bullets from the suspects.