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PDEA seizes P3.4-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Quiapo drug bust

/ 09:20 PM July 22, 2021
At least 500 grams of crystal meth or shabu were seized during an anti-drug operation at Quiapo, Manila on Thursday, the PDEA said.

Photo from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency

MANILA, Philippines — At least 500 grams of crystal meth or shabu were seized during an anti-drug operation at Quiapo, Manila on Thursday, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said.

Reports from PDEA showed that the buy-bust operation conducted by agents of the agency’s Region IV-A office was done at a home supply shop in Quiapo.

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The operation’s targets were suspects identified as Allan Taha Usman and Rocky Pablo Cornelio.

PDEA’s photos also revealed that the crystal-like substance was placed in a single air-tight plastic bag, while agents also recovered an unspecified amount of P1,000 bills believed to be part of the marked money used to purchase the illegal substances.

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Suspects will face charges for allegedly violating Section 5 (Sale and Trade of Dangerous Drugs) in relation to Section 26 (Attempt or Conspiracy) of Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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