Cagayan village chair, 3 others nabbed for P150-M ‘shabu’
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines—Four suspected drug dealers, among them a village official, were arrested after yielding P150 million worth of suspected shabu (metamphetamine hydrochloride) in a drug raid Thursday night on a beach in Cagayan’s Claveria town.
Acting on an informant’s tip, the police and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) raided the El Dia Beach Resort and caught Centro 4 village chairman Victor Tumaneng, Edgardo Almazan, Alfredo Salbusa and Robert Cainguitan in possession of 30-kilos of the suspected narcotic.
PDEA said all four had been under surveillance, having been included on Cagayan’s watch list of drug suspects.
Tumaneng refused to talk to the media. RAM/rga
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