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Traffic enforcer caught sniffing shabu inside MMDA toilet

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, September 21st, 2018

The alleged shabu-sniffing traffic enforcer (blurred) at the police station

 

MAKATI CITY, Philippines – A traffic enforcer was arrested after he was caught sniffing shabu inside the lavatory of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) office.

MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said they received a report from another employee who saw Aluyen in the act of using illegal drugs.

“May pinapunta akong mga tao. May Intelligence Department kami dito. Mag-isa raw siya. Ang hirap kausap kahit anong imbestiga ang gawin ko. Ang hirap pala kausap ng may tama,” Garcia said during a press briefing on Thursday (September 20).

The enforcer was identified as Rommel Aluyen who has been with the agency for 15 years prior to the arrest.

Garcia already recommended to MMDA Chairman Danny Lim the dismissal of Aluyen and the filing of administrative charges against him. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Joan Nano)

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3 kilos of shabu seized from Taiwanese national

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

72-year-old Jang Wen-Jung is accused of dealing high volume drugs and financing a shabu and ecstasy laboratory in Taiwan.

 

MANILA, Philippines — The 72-year-old Taiwanese national, Jang Wen-Jung had no choice but to yield to authorities after he tested positive for illegal drug use in a buy-bust operation conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 4A at Alabang Town Center Monday, October 1.

PDEA seized three kilos of suspected shabu from Jang with a street value of over P20 million.

“Mga grupo ito ng sindikato na karamihan sa kanila ay nag dedeal ng high volume drugs. Isa ito sa mga projects ng PDEA Region 4A na naging successful po tayo,” said PDEA 4A Regional Director Adrian Alvarino.

 

The three kilos of suspected shabu with a street value of over P20 million seized from the suspect.

He added that Jang has a pending case at the Kaoshiung Prosecutors Office since January for financing a shabu and ecstasy laboratory in Taiwan.

The suspect is also allegedly involved in the manufacture of illegal drugs called flunitrazepam or more popularly known as date rape drug.

Jang, who took up residence in Malate, Manila, has been hiding in the country for over a year. — Sherwin Culubong

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Magnetic lifters discovered in Cavite proven to contain shabu – Gordon

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, September 27th, 2018

The magnetic lifters believed to contain shabu

 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — The warehouse owner in General Mariano Alvares, Cavite, where the four magnetic lifters were found, was present at resumption of the Senate probe on the P6.4 billion shabu smuggling case.

The fork lift operator and warehouse man were also present.  The magnetic lifters believed to contain shabu were discovered in June.

During the hearing, Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chair Senator Richard Gordon back tracked the events, to establish how the said four magnetic lifters slipped through the strict examinations of the Bureau of Customs.

The BOC admitted ahead that the K9 or narcotic detection dogs are not capable of detecting what’s inside the magnetic lifters, because of the thickness and the way it was sealed.

Because of this, the inspection and examination team used a hybrid x-ray equipment.

Despite these efforts, the examination and inspection team in charge were found to be negligent in handling the process.

“The war on drugs has taken a different tone not only here but throughout the whole world. Itong mga droga na ito pumapasok na yan na talagang malaki ang equipment na more sophisticated kaya even our x-rays eh talagang dapat turuan ang ating mga x-ray technicians,” said Sen. Gordon. “Itong hearing na ito nakita natin na talagang may drugs na lumabas. Nakita doon sa Cavite dahil pinabayaan nila yung mga Chinese pumasok doon.”

New names were mentioned and will be invited to the next hearing on October 3.

Senator Gordon is hoping that this will be the last hearing on issue so that the committee can come up with its report and recommendations. — JL Asayo

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P500-M shabu seized at Pasay condo raid

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) uncovered a shabu laboratory inside a condominium unit in Pasay City Tuesday night following the separate arrests of five Hong Kong nationals in Metro Manila recently.

The raid yielded 80 kilos of suspected shabu with a street value of over half a billion pesos.

Authorities also seized several plastic containers of liquid shabu and other materials used for the manufacture of the illegal substance.

PDEA said the suspects are members of the 14K international drug syndicate. —Asher Cadapan, Jr.

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