Based on the intelligence report, the two African Drug Syndicate (ADS) members are allegedly involved in the wide distribution of shabu in Bicol Region and Calabarzon.
MANILA, Philippines — Eleven sachets of suspected shabu were confiscated by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in two Nigerians who are alleged members of African Drug Syndicate (ADS) in an entrapment operation in Bacoor, Cavite last Friday afternoon.
The sachets were hidden inside cellphone charger adapter.
However, only two of the 11 sachets contained shabu while others contained a chemical compound that was not classified as a dangerous drug based on the screening and confirmatory test made by PDEA.
“Ang assessment ng PDEA, indeed nagkakahirapan ng suplay ng shabu kaya nandadaya na ang mga tao, itong mga pusher,” said PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino.
(PDEA’s assessment reveals that supply of shabu is indeed getting harder to find that’s why pushers are forced to fake it.)
The suspects were identified as Agu Austin Chukwuebuka and Nkwocha Chimaobi.
They fully denied the allegations against them.
“I’m just a student. I don’t know anything about this,” said Chukwuebuka.
“I don’t know anything about the drug. This is my first time to see drugs. I don’t do any illegal business, I’m a student of course and I’m sponsored by my family,” said Chimaobi.
Based on the intelligence report, the two ADS members are allegedly involved in the wide distribution of shabu in Bicol Region and Calabarzon.
They are facing charges for violating Section 5 of Article 2 of Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
The operatives found the two after apprehending suspected big-time drug lord, Olivia Encinas, as well as two other ADS members during the previous year. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News and Rescue
PDEA: 60 barangay officials on ‘narco list’ won in May 14 polls
FILE PHOTO: A barangay election precinct
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) confirmed that 60 from 207 barangay officials on the narcolist won the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls.
PDEA Chief Aaron Aquino said 36 of them won as barangay chairmen while 24 won as councilors.
Aquino claimed these officials used drug money to buy votes.
The agency is now preparing for the filing of charges against the said officials with active connections to illegal drug trade. – UNTV News and Rescue
Maynilad: Water interruption in Cavite area
(PHOTOVILLE International / Apolinar Espos)
Starting from 8:00 a.m. today, May 16, Maynilad customers in Cavite have begun experiencing water interruptions.
Affected areas include:
Barangay Anabu 1-A to Anabu 1-F
Anabu 2-A to Anabu 2-F
Bukandala 1 to Bukandala 5
Tanzang Luma 1 to Tanzang Luma 6
Other parts of Imus, Cavite
Water supply will resume at 1:00 a.m. tomorrow, May 17.
– UNTV News and Rescue
PDEA files charges against Malabon barangay captain
(L-R) PNP-NCRPO PSSupt. Audine Villacon, DILG Usec. Martin Diño, NCR Regional Director Ismael Fajardo, DILG Regional Director Maria Lourdes Agustin
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Friday, May 11, filed criminal and administrative complaints against Alvin Mañalac, barangay chairman of Barangay Tinajeros, Malabon City.
Mañalac is among the more than 200 barangay officials that PDEA named as having links with illegal drug trade.
He is now facing charges in violation of the R.A. 6195 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
According to PDEA National Capital Region Director Ismael Fajardo Jr. the complaint was based on information that the agency’ received from Chinese authorities regarding a shabu laboratory tagged as “Dragon Woo” that was operating in Barangay Tinajeros. The said shabu facility was allegedly owned by Mañalac, who was said to be a member of a drug syndicate called “Golden Triangle.”
Fajardo said investigation against Mañalac is ongoing while the agency is still gathering evidences against other barangay officials on the agency’s narcolist. – Grace Casin |
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