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'How the hell did that volume pass through Customs, checkpoints'

‘WTF!’ says Lacson on seized P1-B worth of shabu

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 10:58 AM March 20, 2019
‘WTF!’ says Lacson on seized P1-B worth of shabu

Senator Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

MANILA, Philippines—Even Senator Panfilo Lacson was baffled by the enormous presence of an estimated  P1-billion worth of shabu, which was later seized in Muntinlupa City on Tuesday.

“How the hell did that volume pass through Customs and the police check points?” Lacson wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

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“And the Chinese nationals? WTF!” said the senator, who once headed the Philippine National Police during the time of then President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada.

Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) reportedly seized 123 kilograms of shabu worth an estimated P1 billion in a buy-bust operation in a posh village in Muntinlupa at 6:30 p.m on Tuesday.

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PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said the drugs might have come from so-called Golden Triangle syndicate.

“Based on the packaging, these drugs came from the Golden Triangle of drug syndicates. This is the same packaging seized by other nations such as Thailand and Vietnam,” Aquino said.

At 5 p.m. on the same day, PDEA agents also seized 43.5 kgs. of shabu worth an estimated P295 million after a buy-bust operation at a parking lot of Festival Mall on Madrigal Avenue in Muntinlupa City.

Three Chinese nationals identified as Kei-Kei Go, 40; Emmanuel Pascual, 79; and Kian-Kok Chua, 43, were also arrested in the first operation. /jpv

READ: PDEA agents seize P1.3-B worth of shabu in Muntinlupa

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