Penalty for Drug Traffickers: See The Two Nigerians Arrested in the Philippines With N125m Worth Of Drugs
As a drug charge, “distribution” usually means that a person is accused of selling, delivering, or providing controlled substances illegally. This charge is often used if someone tries to sell drugs to an undercover officer. Trafficking generally refers to the illegal sale and/or distribution of a controlled substance
It was enacted and passed by the Senate of the Philippines and House of Representatives of the Philippines on May 30, 2002 and May 29, 2002, respectively. It was signed into law by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on January 23, 2002
Unlawful Acts and penalty for drug traffickers.:
Section 4 –Importation of Dangerous Drugs –Penalty Life Imprisonment to death with a fine of P500,000 to P10,000,000.
Section 5 –Sale Trading, Admin Station, Dispensation, Delivery, Distribution
About N125m worth of methamphetamine was seized from two Nigerians in separate police operations in Naga City, Camarines Sur over the weekend.
Operatives arrested a Nigerian businessman identified as Azubuike Obiaghanwa Onwigbolu, 32, a resident of Angeles City, Pampanga, at 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, through a buy-bust operation wherein police personnel acted as a poser buyer.
Before Sunday’s arrest, a similar buy-bust operation was held on Saturday that resulted in the arrest of Mbaneto Sopuluchukwu, 22. The Philippines Dangerous Drugs Act prescribes the death penalty for drug traffickers.