P115M 'shabu' seized from ‘cohorts’ of Chinese nabbed in Makati drug bust | Inquirer News

P115M ‘shabu’ seized from ‘cohorts’ of Chinese nabbed in Makati drug bust

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 02:39 PM November 27, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Police confiscated more than P115 million worth of shabu (crystal meth) from two drug suspects in a follow-up operation in Las Piñas City on Wednesday morning.

A report from the Southern Police District identified the suspects as Joel Bustamante and Merwin Bustamante.

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Police said the arrested suspects are alleged couriers of Chinese national, Liu Chang, who was previously arrested for possession of P2.5 billion worth of shabu in a Makati City apartment.

Members of the Las Piñas City Police Station, Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG), and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency conducted the anti-drug operation at a parking lot located on C5 extension Barangay Manuyo at 6 a.m.

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Seized was 17 kilograms of meth valued at P115.6 million found stored inside green tea bags.

The suspects and pieces of evidence were brought to PNP-DEG, authorities said, as appropriate charges were being readied against the two men.

Edited by KGA
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