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P3.4-M shabu seized in Manila bust; 5 suspects arrested

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 02:50 PM February 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Police officers seized P3.4 million worth of shabu (crystal meth) and arrested five suspected drug pushers during a buy-bust in Ermita, Manila on Friday evening.

A report from the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) identified the arrested suspects as Fahad Masla Pasandalan, 26; Benjee Abas, 20; Kanuto Usop Nasa, 55; Datu Ali Baking Nasa, 29, and Rohane Lampak Guiamed, 26.

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According to the NCRPO, the bust was conducted by elements of the Ermita police station drug enforcement unit and by elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-National Capital Region Office,  along Maria Orosa Street in Ermita at 11 p.m.

Police said the suspects were arrested after an undercover police officer bought four heat-sealed plastic sachets containing the suspected shabu.

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Seized during the bust were 500 grams of shabu worth P3.4 million, an eco bag, a Toyota Vios sedan; a sling bag,  two cellphones, and the P1,000 marked cash used in the bust.

The arrested suspects are now detained at the Ermita police station while charges for violation of Section 5 (sale of dangerous drugs), Sectional 11 (possession of illegal drugs) and Section 26b to Section 5 (conspiracy) under Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are being readied for filing against them before the Manila City Prosecutor’s Office.

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