Nigerian call center agent arrested for illicit drugs and firearm in Taguig – Reuters

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Nigerian call center agent arrested for drug and firearm trafficking in Taguig

A 28-year-old Nigerian man was arrested after police confiscated illegal drugs and a firearm from him during a buyout operation in Taguig on Thursday, October 6.

The arrested suspect has been identified as Mac-Davis Bede Chuka alias Okoro, a Nigerian who works as a call center agent and labeled by the police as a high value individual or drug dealer.

Nigerian national arrested and suspected drugs and firearm seized by police (SPD Photos)

Okoro was caught in a booby-trap operation by the Southern Police District Drug Enforcement Unit and the District Mobile Force Battalion at the Arca South parking lot, FTI Compound in Barangay Western Bicutan, Taguig, according to the director of the SPD, Colonel Kirby John Kraft.

Seized in Okoro, three plastic bags containing dried leaves with fruiting tops suspected to be high quality marijuana or kush weighing 13 grams worth P18,200, two plastic bags containing suspected shabu ( methamphetamine hydrochloride) weighing 10 grams worth 68,000P, a digital scale, a grinder, a small box of rolling papers, a .45 caliber pistol, two .45 caliber magazines loaded with seven live ammunition and a genuine P1,000 note placed on top of P24,000 boodle money used as purchase money.

He was brought to the SPD DDEU for documentation. He will be charged with violations of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act) and Republic Act 10591 (Comprehensive Regulation of Firearms and Ammunition Act).

“We at Southern Metro will continue to conduct law enforcement operations to ensure those who break the law are put behind bars, regardless of nationality,” Kraft said.

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