Drug pusher with alleged links to a Chinese drug syndicate nabbed in Pateros

Marje Pelayo   •   May 29, 2019   •   1731

MANILA, Philippines – A suspected drug pusher with alleged links to a Chinese drug syndicate was nabbed in Barangay Sta. Ana in Pateros on Tuesday evening (May 28).

The suspect, identified as Angelo Reyes, 65, was among the personalities on the police’s drug watchlist.

Police Major General Guillermo Eleazar said Reyes had been under surveillance due to his alleged connection with shabu trade in southern Metro Manila.

“The subject of the buy bust operation is one kilogram of shabu na ang usapan ay P1.5 million (which was priced for P1.5 million),” the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Regional Director said.

“But initially, dahil sa naging transaksyon ay na-consumate nga dito (But because of the transaction, it was consummated here so) we’re able to confiscate another 500 grams,” he added.

Authorities seized a total of one and a half kilos of shabu with an estimated street value of P10 million.

The NCRPO said Reyes has alleged links to a group of Chinese nationals operating a drug trade in the southern part of Metro Manila and in Laguna.

“Ito rin ang mga nakita na pinaglagyan doon sa ibang operations na malakihang trabaho ng PDEA at ng PNP,” Eleazar explained.

(These are similar containers to those confiscated in big time anti-drug operations of PDEA and the PNP.)

“So, we will be coordinating with PDEA para mabigyan natin sila ng impormasyon na siguradong makakatulong para matunton ‘yung mga koneksyon nitong ating naarestong suspek,” he added.

(So, we will be coordinating with PDEA to brief them of information which may help to track the connections of the arrested suspect.)

Reyes denied using illegal drugs though he admitted that he used to sell drugs to make ends meet.

“Namomorsyento lang kasi ako doon. Hindi naman ako talagang naggagaganoon, (I sell for commissions but I do not use drugs,)” he confessed.

The suspect will face charges for violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

P34-million worth of suspected shabu seized in Tawi-Tawi

Robie de Guzman   •   December 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Anti-drug operatives have confiscated a total of five kilograms of suspected shabu (crystal meth) estimated to worth P34 million in an operation conducted in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on Tuesday.

The operation, jointly conducted by agents from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Marine Battalion Landing Team 9 also yielded the arrest of three drug suspects.

The suspects, identified as Hebson Jaafar, Elmer Jamadin and Adzfar Asali, were nabbed after police posed as buyers of shabu in Barangay Poblacion.

“Matagal na pong kina-case itong drug personalities kung kaya’t kahapon nga naging matagumpay ang isinagawang operation,” Major Arvin John Encinas, AFP Western Mindanao Command Spokesperson said.

The arrested suspects are facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act. – RRD (from the report of Correspondent Dante Amento)

NCRPO to check if drugs seized in Marikina are part of confiscated drugs in Makati

Maris Federez   •   December 10, 2019

MANILA, Philippines— The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is currently looking into the connection of the batch of methamphetamine or shabu that was seized in a buy-bust operation in Marikina on Monday night to the contraband confiscated by the PNP Drug Enforcement Group in Makati in November.

NCRPO acting director PBGen. Debold Sinas said both contrabands were put in teabags.

The official said he will have the seized product analyzed at the PNP Crime Laboratory to determine if it came from only one source.

“Yung pinaglalagyan nito ay teabag kaya nga ang suspetsa namin ay baka part ito ng nahuli sa Makati na 374. Pina compare na namin sa crime lab yung tea bag kung pareho ang appearance.  Kasi pag sinabi ng crime lab na pareho meaning na distribute na yung iba,” Sinas said.

On Monday night, authorities arrested a male-female partner in Marikina City where they seized over one kilogram of shabu with a street value of Php 7-million.(with details from Lea Ylagan) /mbmf

BOC-Clark seizes P6.5-M worth of shabu, 30ml marijuana

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 4, 2019

The Bureau of Customs (BOC)-Port of Clark seized P6.5 million worth of shabu on November 27 and 30ml of marijuana on (Tuesday) December 3.

The BOC-Clark reported that the 1.026 kgs of shabu worth P6.5 million came from a shipment of aquarium filter from the Czech Republic.

“The shipment said to contain ‘external aquarium filter’ was initially subjected to non-intrusive examination which revealed suspicious images. BOC K-9 inspection was then conducted which indicated possible presence of illegal drugs,” according to the BOC statement.

Upon inspection, the subject shipment yielded two plastic packs of crystalline substances which tested positive in containing the presence of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride or “shabu”.

A Warrant of Seizure and Detention (WSD) was immediately issued.

Meanwhile, a shipment declared as a nutritional supplement was found to contain three (3) bottles with markings of marijuana leaves.

“The seized methamphetamine hydrochloride and marijuana were turned over to PDEA Region III on November 27, 2019 and December 3, 2019, respectively,” according to BOC’s statement.—AAC (with reports from Aiko Miguel)

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