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PHOTOS: Nigerian Man, Wife Face Death Sentence In Philippine For Selling Drugs Hidden Inside Cream

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For his ingenuity in stuffing and selling drugs hidden inside bottles of anti-acne cream, a Nigerian man, Onyinyechekwu John Aneke, and his Filipino wife, Lorena Ang Aneke, has been arrested by operatives of the narcotics department on Saturday, June 4, in Manila, the capital of the Asian country.

According to PhilStar Global, the 36-year-old Aneke and his 33-year-old wife, were nabbed while selling methamphetamine hidden inside a brown container carrying the label of the anti-acne cream, to undercover policemen, and they now face charges of violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.

The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act in the Philippines stipulates the death sentence for drug trafficking in that country. In 2015, the Philippines House Committee on Dangerous Drugs passed and endorsed stiffer penalties, including death, on foreigners found guilty of engaging in drug-related activities in the country.

Onyinyechekwu John Aneke and wife, Lorena Ang

Photo Credit: PhilStar Global

The bill is entitled:

“An Act Adopting the Higher Prescribed Penalty, Including Death, of the National Law of An Alien Found Guilty of Trafficking Dangerous Drugs and Other Similar Substances, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act 9165, Otherwise Known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.”

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