Manila Bay,bay of the SouthChina Seaextending into southwestern Luzon Island, Philippines. Almost completely landlocked, it is considered one of the world’s great harbours and has an area of 770 sq mi (2,000 sq km) with a 120-mi (190-km) circumference. Its widest diameter, from northwest to southeast, measures 36 mi.Corregidor Island, 30 mi west of Manila, divides the bay’s 11-mi-wide entrance into two channels—the seldom used South Channel and the safer, 2-mi-wide North Channel betweenBataan Peninsulaand Corregidor.
Friday, April 22, 2011
West African Drug Syndicate (WADS
Two alleged foreign members of the West African Drug Syndicate (WADS) were arrested in Malate, Manila.
The National Bureau of investigation (NBI) Anti-Illegal Drug Task Force identified the suspects as Kamano Pascal from Guinea, West Africa and Thai national, Kanchanaphon Chenchuwithan. The NBI said both suspects are WADS members.
The two were nabbed inside Room 211 of a hotel located in Malate. Authorities also found a kilo of cocaine with an estimated value of P5 million inside the room’s safety deposit box.
Based on their passports, Pascal arrived in the country last April 8 while Chenchuwitan came on April 11.
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