The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has started to build up the case against the members of the West African Drugs Syndicate (WADS) operating in the Philippines.
The NBI is an attached agency of the Department of Justice (DOJ).
NBI Deputy Director for Intelligence Services Atty. Ruel Lasala said they are now conducting “background check” on foreign nationals and Filipinos who are suspected to be members of the WADS.
Aside from illegal drugs, the WADS is also allegedly involved in “black money” and other criminal activities such as credit card fraud, investment scam and the sale of chemical papers used in the manufacture of fake dollar bills.
The NBI is now coordinating with the Bureau of Immigration, Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for the conduct of the case build-up against the WADS.
It was learned that some members of the WADS have been charged in court and are now incarcerated in detention facilities in the country.