'Shabu' worth P408 million seized in Pampanga bust | Inquirer News

‘Shabu’ worth P408 million seized in Pampanga bust

/ 06:44 PM July 29, 2022
Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. and Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Vicente Danao Jr. inspect the drugs seized from the Pampanga buy-bust operation on Thursday, July 28, 2022.

Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. and Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Vicente Danao Jr. inspect the drugs seized from the Pampanga buy-bust operation on Thursday, July 28, 2022.

MANILA, Philippines — A total of P408 million crystal meth, locally known as shabu, was confiscated during a buy-bust operation in Pampanga, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Friday.

The PNP and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Thursday joined forces to arrest suspect Hernani Cosumo, 31, at Barangay San Felipe in San Fernando City.

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Some 60 kilos of crystal meth were confiscated from Cosumo, the PNP reported.Interior Secretary

Benjamin Abalos Jr. praised the successful Pampanga buy-bust operation, stressing how this shows the government’s commitment to continue its crackdown on illegal drugs.

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“We will intensify this war on drugs,” he said in a statement. “Walang tigil ito, pukpukan ito (There’s no stopping this crackdown). But this time, we will complement our anti-drug operations with the full force of the law. We will make sure that the cases, especially those against high-profile drug suspects, are airtight.”

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