Gov’t offers P500K bounty on Peter Lim

admin   •   September 14, 2018   •   2557

FILE PHOTO: Businessman and alleged drug lord Peter Lim

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra announced Friday, September 14, that the government is offering a P500,000 reward to anyone who can give information on the exact whereabouts of Cebu businessman and alleged drug lord, Peter Lim, “provided that such information will lead to the actual arrest of said fugitive.”

In a statement, Guevarra also warned those who are coddling Lim of facing charges.

“They will be prosecuted for obstruction of justice and punished accordingly.”

Lim has been indicted for conspiring with self-confessed drug lord, Kerwin Espinosa, Marcelo Adorco and Ruel Malindagan, to commit illegal drug trading.

He was tagged as the supplier of shabu that the Espinosa Group sold in Regions 7 and 8 in 2013 and 2014. — Mai Bermudez

Police seize P13.6-M worth of shabu; Nigerian national killed in buy-bust operation

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) seized P13.6 million worth of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) in a buy-bust operation in Pasig City, where a Nigerian national was killed.

In a report of PNP-DEG Director PBGen. Ronald Lee, the Nigerian national identified as Christopher Chukwuma was an alleged member of West African Drug Syndicate.

Authorities posed as buyers of illegal drugs during the operation. The suspects were able to perceive the said operation which led to an armed encounter.

Suspects attempted to take the firearms of the police and tried to fire back.

Chukwuma is a resident of Angeles City, Pampanga and was reported to have escaped in a previous drug operation of the PNP in Tarlac last December 31, 2020. -AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

2 Chinese claimants of P1.6-B shabu shipment arrested in Nueva Ecija

Maris Federez   •   October 31, 2020

Crystallized methamphetamine or shabu, with a street value of P1.632-billion

MANILA, Philippines — Two Chinese nationals who were the alleged claimants of a cargo containing crystallized methamphetamine or shabu, with a street value of P1.632-billion were apprehended by the operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Bureau of Customs-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (BOC-NAIA), the NAIA-Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA-IADITG), and local police.

The Chinese nationals were nabbed in Sumacap Sur, Cabanatuan City at around 11:30 PM on Friday, October 30, in a joint controlled delivery operations conducted by the BOC-NAIA, PDEA, and NAIA-IADITG.

Alleged claimants of shabu shipment

The BOC said, that based on records, the subject cargo was declared as workbench tables, shipped by a certain Ywlee 87 Trading of Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, and consigned to a certain company “Allejam International Trading” from the City of Manila.

The cargo arrived at the PAL PSI Warehouse on October 24, 2020.

Thru the vigilance and intensified surveillance of B0C-NAIA frontliners and its close coordination with PDEA, the misdeclared cargo was identified and subjected to X-ray Scanning and 100% Physical Examination.  Found were heavily wrapped 240 plastic packs of shabu.

BOC-NAIA said that it has formally turned over the seized illegal drugs to PDEA for further profiling and case build up against the importers and other responsible persons, and inquest of apprehended claimants for violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 in relation to Section 1401 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act. — /mbmf

P4.5 million worth of shabu seized in Pasay City

Robie de Guzman   •   September 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has seized 640 grams of shabu (crystal meth) estimated to worth P4.5 million in a warehouse in Pasay City.

The contraband was found in an unclaimed parcel at the DHL warehouse.

The BOC said the seized illegal drug was concealed inside tin cans of wafer and packs of chocolates, stuffed toys, candies and slippers to avoid detection.

It was shipped from Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States and consigned to a certain resident of Hagonoy, Bulacan.

However, its contents were detected through “intensified vigilance and profiling BOC-NAIA” and coordinated with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA and the NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (IADITG).

Chemical Laboratory Analysis conducted by PDEA confirmed that the seized white crystalline substance were indeed methamphetamine hydrochloride.

The BOC said the items have been turned over to the PDEA on Sept. 24 for further profiling and case build-up against those behind its importation for possible prosecution for violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 in relation to Section 1401 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

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