Cops kill 2 drug suspects in Las Piñas bust; recover P210.8-M ‘shabu’
MANILA, Philippines — Anti-drug agents from the Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) killed two drug suspects and recovered about P210.8-million worth of crystal meth (shabu) following a buy-bust operation in Las Piñas City on Tuesday evening.
PNP Chief Gen. Debold Sinas, in a statement on Wednesday, identified the slain suspects as Richard Jen Jieko Salameda Amarga, aka Koy-Koy or Coco, and Andrew Guinto Garcia.
The police confiscated 31 kilos of shabu, packed in different tea packages with an estimated amount of P210.8 million, and two loaded .45-caliber pistols. The police also recovered the P1.5-million boodle money used in busting the suspected drug peddlers.
Police investigations revealed that the suspects were “well-known” distributors of illegal drugs and members of the Sputnik gang and Amarga Drug Group supposedly getting supplies from Chinese nationals in Myanmar and transporting them to a warehouse in Pampanga.
Sinas commended the PDEG for a “job well done.”
“I commend PDEG for a job well done as we continue to fulfill our mandate in cleaning the streets to attain a safer, more secured and drug-free community,” the police chief said.
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