A 27-year-old Nigerian man, Lawrence Ikegwuruka Obinna, and his 23-year-old Malagasy lover, Michaella Augustine, have been arrested in Quezon City in the Philippines with illicit drugs worth about 489 million Naira.
The two lovers both residing at the same address in Cavite, were nabbed after being placed under surveillance for three months.
They were arrested on the morning of Tuesday, February 11, by the Joint Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Philippine National Police operatives who seized around 10kilograms of methamphetamine worth PHP68 million (about N489million) from them during a buy-bust operation in Quezon City.
Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas, chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), confirmed the arrest.
Both will be facing non-bailable charges for trafficking and possession of dangerous drugs.