Police arrest 5 Taiwanese in drug lab-A A +A
Sunday, August 19, 2012
MANILA -- Philippine police said they have arrested five Taiwanese men who allegedly operated a clandestine laboratory that produced illegal methamphethamine hydrochloride.
Senior Superintendent Prudencio Tom Banas said about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of suspected methamphethamine was found in a house where the Taiwanese were arrested Sunday in Paranaque city in the capital region.
He said other chemicals used to make the drug were found in the two-story residence.
A Filipino caretaker told investigators the Taiwanese had rented the house for a year.
A police crackdown has led to the discovery of a number of illegal drug labs in residential enclaves, including an upscale area where top government officials live. (AP)