2 brothers, minor held over P174-M meth in Caloocan drug sting
MANILA, Philippines — Two brothers were arrested while a minor was rescued for alleged possession of over P174 million worth of shabu (crystal meth) in Caloocan on Saturday morning, police said.
Caloocan police identified the suspects as Kalif Latif, 24, and Akisah Latif, 18. The 14-year-old minor’s name and gender were not disclosed for their security.
Caloocan City Drug Enforcement Unit led by Police Captain Deo Cabildo and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Metro Manila Regional Office confiscated 25.7 kilograms of shabu with a street value of P174,760,000 from the suspects during a buy-bust operation in Barangay 188 in Tala, Caloocan City at 7:30 a.m.
Police said the seized meth was concealed inside tea packaging with Chinese characters. Also confiscated were travel bags, P120,000 marked money, and cellphones used in the drug deal.
The Latif brothers are detained in Caloocan police station where they will undergo inquest proceedings for drug charges while the minor suspect is under the custody of the City Social Welfare and Development Office.
Information from Caloocan City Police chief Police Colonel Samuel Mina showed that the older Latif brother is included in the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council watchlist in Caloocan City.
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