PNP bust yields shabu worth P2.4 million, 10 suspects arrested
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) seized P2.4 million worth of suspected crystal meth or shabu in a bust in Cainta, Rizal, early Saturday which also led to the arrests of 10 suspects.
Arrested were Marco Angelo Zarate, Twixx Leyson, Angelito “Junjun” Reyes, Dennis Reyes, Christian “Sam” Evangelista, Victor Dax Jose, Roderick “Dosong” Rendal, Janeth Salasibar, Marry Lou Cruz, and Allan Garol.
Police officers also seized about 300 grams of a white crystalline substance suspected to be crystal meth or shabu with an estimated street value of P2.4 million.
The PNP said cases for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act are currently being prepared against the suspects.
PNP chief General Dionardo Carlos said the operation showed that the national police is serious in its crackdown on drug traffickers.
“I congratulate our hardworking men and women. This will also serve as a warning to all those who are still engaged in this illegal transaction. The teeth of the law will come after you,” he said in a statement, reminding police units to better monitor the illegal drug situation in their jurisdictions.
The PNP said the drugs seized in the bust and the arrest of the suspects “adds up to the long list of achievements that the PNP has gained through its relentless effort to eradicate the drug problem in the country.”
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