PDEA seizes P3.4M ‘shabu’ in Cavite bust

PDEA seizes P3.4M ‘shabu’ in Cavite bust

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 01:41 PM February 23, 2024

PHOTO: Plastic bag of what appears to be an illegal drug STORY: PDEA seizes P3.4M ‘shabu’ in Cavite bust


LUCENA CITY, Quezon City, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and local police seized on Thursday, February 22, more than P3.4 million worth of “shabu” (crystal meth) and arrested an alleged big-time trafficker in Bacoor City, Cavite.

In a report on Friday, the PDEA–Region 4A identified the suspect as alias “Alim,” who was classified as a “high-value” target in the government campaign against illegal drugs.


The report said the suspect was arrested at 1:35 p.m. in a buy-bust operation by PDEA agents and local police officers at the parking lot of a shopping mall in Barangay Molino II.


The suspect was caught in possession of 500 grams of suspected shabu, worth about P3,400,000.

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Authorities were conducting further investigations to determine the source of the illegal drugs.

In Laguna province, a street-level drug pusher was arrested early Friday and seized P115,600 worth of shabu in a sting operation in Cabuyao City.

The Region 4A police reported that anti-illegal drug operatives held “Cris” at 1:03 a.m. after he sold P500 worth of shabu to an undercover police officer in a transaction in the city proper.

The suspect was found in possession of five plastic sachets containing meth weighing 17 grams and worth P115,600.


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Authorities also seized a mobile phone, which will be subjected to digital forensic examinations if it has records of drug transactions. Police tagged the suspect as a street pusher in the locality.

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The arrested suspects were detained and are facing complaints of violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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