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Drug suspect yields P4-M ‘shabu’ during checkpoint in Taguig — NCRPO

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 11:25 AM March 18, 2020

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MANILA, Philippines — Police officers seized P4-million worth of shabu (crystal meth) from a 29-year-old man who was trying to pass a checkpoint in Taguig City on Wednesday morning.

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A report from the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) identified the suspect who reportedly yielded the illegal substance as Gilberto Lagunzad, a resident of Pampanga.

Elements of the Taguig City police community precinct 2 were conducting an anti-criminality operation along Maharlika road corner A. Bonifacio Avenue in Barangay Upper Bicutan when the arrest came at 3 a.m.

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Law enforcers flagged Lagunzad, who is allegedly carrying an eco-bag containing over 600 grams of shabu wrapped in a tea wrapper worth P4,080,000.

Lagunzad was brought to Taguig police station while charges of violations of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against him.

In the same report, NCRPO chief Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas expressed dismay over people who still manage to do illegal acts despite the ongoing fight against the spread of the coronavirus disease in the Philippines.

“It is indeed disappointing that despite the danger caused by COVID-19, there are still some people who are taking advantage of the situation to do their illegal activities,” Sinas said.

Edited by JPV

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