Couple yields more than P87 million ‘shabu’, cocaine, ecstasy, cannabis in QC

'Shabu', cocaine, ecstasy, and cannabis amounting to more than P87 million were seized during a buy-bust in Quezon City which also led to the arrest of a couple

This photo from the Quezon City Police District shows pieces of evidence that they confiscated from a couple in Cubao during a buy-bust operation before dawn on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

MANILA, Philippines – More than P87 million worth of illegal drugs were confiscated from a couple during a buy-bust operation in Quezon City before dawn on Wednesday, police said.

A Quezon City Police District report said Riza Bilbao, 25, and Alvin Rapinian, 26, were arrested during the operation in Barangay San Roque, Cubao, at around 2:30 a.m. on August 10, after an informant tipped operatives about the two’s illegal drug peddling activities.

The report also said the live-in couple yielded ecstasy worth P12.9 million; cocaine, P5.3 million; kush, P4.9 million; crystal meth or “shabu” and marijuana each amounting to P10.2 million.

Police said a formal complaint for violation of the Comprehensive Drugs Act of 2002 is being readied against Bilbao and Rapinian.


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