After large drug haul in Zambales, 80 more kilos of ‘shabu’ intercepted in Bataan
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT–Another large haul of illegal drugs was seized on Tuesday (Sept. 7) at a checkpoint in Hermosa town, Bataan province near this freeport, hours after the fatal buy-bust operation in Candelaria town, Zambales province.
Philippine National Police chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said the operation in Barangay Tipo, Hermosa yielded 80 kilos of “shabu” (crystal meth)
Three Chinese drug suspects were also arrested, Eleazar said, adding that the suspects came from the shabu warehouse in Candelaria.
Earlier, four Chinese drug suspects were killed during an alleged shootout with authorities in the Candelaria shabu warehouse.
Initial reports from the local police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency showed that at least 500 kilos of shabu worth P3.4 billion were also recovered during the anti-narcotics operation inside a rest house.
Col. Romano Cardiño, police provincial director, said the suspects resisted arrest and engaged the lawmen in a shootout.
The suspects belonged to a big-time syndicate that distributes illegal drugs in Luzon, including the National Capital Region, Central Luzon and Southern Luzon, Cardiño told the Inquirer. INQ
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