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P258M shabu seized, Chinese national arrested in Manila drug bust

/ 06:37 PM June 21, 2021
CAPTION: PDEA operatives conducting an inventory after a buy-bust operation which led to the arrest of a Chinese national and confiscation of 15 kilos of crystal meth worth more than 100 million. Photo courtesy PDEA PIO

PDEA operatives conducts an inventory after a buy-bust operation which led to the arrest of a Chinese national and confiscation of 38 kilos of crystal meth worth P258 million. Photo courtesy PDEA PIO

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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) seized P258 million worth of suspected crystal meth or shabu during a Monday morning buy-bust operation in Malate, Manila.

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During the operation, PDEA also arrested Zhizun Chen, 38, a casino financier residing at 168 Tower 2 Soler Street, Binondo, Manila.

Initially, PDEA said that Chen yielded 15 kilos worth of shabu with street value amounting to P102 million, as well as various drug paraphernalia.

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The agency however issued a clarification, saying there were 38 kilos worth of shabu worth P258 million from Chen.

PDEA spokesperson Derrick Carreon told INQUIRER.net that the drug operation is “more like a continuation of the previous operations involving the confiscation of large volumes of dangerous drugs (shabu).”

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A complaint for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 is also being prepared by the PDEA against Chen.

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