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LOOK: Shabu, ecstasy lab in Tinajeros, Malabon busted

By: - Reporter / @JhoannaBINQ
/ 07:41 PM April 13, 2018

The raided drug laboratory located at Barangay Tinajeros, Malabon City. PHOTO/PDEA

Joint operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Philippine National Police on Friday discovered and dismantled an illegal narcotics laboratory in Malabon City used to produce crystal meth and ecstasy.

PDEA chief Dir. Gen. Aaron Aquino said members of the PDEA National Capital Region raided the laboratory located at Barangay Tinajeros, Malabon City.

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Authorities arrested Chinese man Jiang Minshan and his Filipino driver Lauro Santiago.

They also recovered suspected ecstasy, chemicals, including Safrole, the main ingredient used in producing ecstasy, and several other paraphernalia.

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The building that conceals an illegal drug laboratory in Barangay Tinajeros, Malabon City.

The two people caught during the raid. PHOTO/PDEA

Aquino said the raid was a follow up operation to the recently-dismantled clandestine laboratory and warehouse in Ibaan, Sto. Niño, Batangas.

The raided drug laboratory located at Barangay Tinajeros, Malabon City.

READ: LOOK: PDEA busts shabu lab in Batangas

Aquino said that the laboratory was run by members of Hong Kong-based Dragonwood syndicate, which is connected to the Golden Triangle drug cartel that operates along the borders of Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos.

PDEA holds press conference following the drug raid.

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