P34-million worth of suspected shabu seized in Tawi-Tawi
Robie de Guzman • December 11, 2019 • 787
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)
MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs-Port of Clark reported the seizure of two black plastic packs of shabu with a weight of 1,000 grams and an estimated value of P6.8 million concealed inside an imported Air Fryer from Sha Alam, Malaysia.
The shipment, which arrived on February 16, was declared as “Air Fryer, Silkware”.
Physical examination led to the discovery of two frying pans and one air fryer.
Meanwhile, x-ray examination revealed the presence of organic substance inside the lid of the air fryer.
The Customs examiner opened the same where he found two black plastic packs containing crystalline substances which were later confirmed to be methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu after laboratory testing and chemical analysis.
The claimant was arrested on February 19 through a Warrant of Seizure and Detention issued by District Collector Atty. Ruby Alameda.
He is now facing a case for violation of Section 4 (Importation of Dangerous Drugs) in relation to Section 26a , Article II of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
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