18-year-old man yields over P7-M shabu

ANTI-NARCOTICS operatives arrested on Wednesday, June 26, an 18-year-old man with over P7 million worth of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) in his possession.

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Guillermo Eleazar said Jaymark Mercene, 18, a resident of Pasay, was arrested in a drug bust in a hotel room in Gracepark, Caloocan City around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26.

Confiscated during the operation were 1,050 kilo grams of shabu with street value of P7,140,000 and the P1.2 million cash used for the undercover transaction.

Eleazar said the arrested suspect is a trusted man of Edgardo Mongado Co Jr., the leader of a criminal gang engaged in illegal drug trade activities in Pasay and Makati City, as well as some parts of Rizal and Cavite.

The suspect will face charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (SunStar Philippines)


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