MANILA -- Operatives from the anti-narcotics team of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) arrested two Nigerian nationals in a drug bust in Barangay Balara, Quezon City before dawn Wednesday.
QCPD Director Police Chief Superintendent Edgardo Tinio identified the suspects as Charles Ujam alias “Taylor”, 34, and Uche Adache, 26, both residing at 5301 Constantine, Talon Dos, Las Piñas City.
Tinio said that based on the report of Superintendent Robert Sales, Commander, Batasan Police Station (PS6) said that Taylor is under surveillance of the Station Anti-Illegal Drugs (Said) Section of PS6 because of his reported illegal drug activities.
The suspects were arrested at about 3:00 a.m. by the operatives of Said in a drug bust along Commonwealth Avenue, Barangay Matandang Balara, Quezon City.
An operative who acted as poseur buyer managed to transact with the two suspects for P55,000 worth of shabu.
When the suspects received the drug bust money and eventually handed the shabu, a pre-arranged signal was given to other operatives who immediately apprehended the duo.
Recovered from the suspects were two heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu and the marked money.
A case for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002 will be filed against the suspects.
Authorities are yet to inform the Nigerian embassy regarding the arrest of the two suspects.
Tinio lauded the Said operatives of PS6 for this accomplishment since this is part of the QCPD’s relentless implementation of the PNP’s anti-criminality program “Oplan Lambat Sibat”. (PNA)