Police foils West African Drug Syndicate deal, Nigerian suspect killed


Police anti-illegal drugs operatives foiled a drug deal by the notorious West African Drug Syndicate (WADS) resulting to the death of an African suspect and the recovery of P13.6-million Shabu in Tarlac on December 31.

PNP Chief, Police General Debold M Sinas said Nigerian national GABRIEL ONYECHEFULA succumbed to a single gunshot wound in the abdomen during an armed confrontation with arresting officers from the PNP Drug Enforcement Group at 10am today at the parking lot of a videoke bar in Barangay Jefmin, Concepcion, Tarlac.

According to PDEG Director Police Brig Gen Ronald Lee, the suspect thru a local contact known only as “Kingsley” was the subject of the buy-busy operation launched by PDEG.


Lee said the suspect pulled out a machine pistol when he sensed the entrapment prompting the undercover agents to defend themselves.

“Our campaign against illegal drugs is so serious that we have been connecting the dots to establish links of the drug syndicates so that we could burn their illegal plans outright”, said Sinas who commended the PDEG operatives for the string of successful operations hitting high-value targets in illegal drugs.

Lee said the WADS is a transnational drug syndicate responsible for the trafficking of shabu and cocaine into the country that also recruits Filipinos to become drug mules. PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE