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Palgue orders purity test on P13.5-M seized shabu

DRUG BUST. The joint buy-bust operation in San Carlos City on Monday afternoon, September 21, yields P13.5 million worth of shabu. (PDEA Photo)

NEGROS Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) Director Romy Palgue has ordered the crime laboratory to closely probe and conduct purity test on the P13.5 million worth of shabu seized by authorities on Monday, September 21, in San Carlos City.

In a weekly online press conference Tuesday morning, September 22, Palgue said he wants a purity test be made on the seized drugs and he would ask for a copy of the laboratory findings from the other drug hauls, which were made in Cebu City and in the town of Sibulan in Negros Oriental.

Palgue strongly believes the three massive drug hauls are connected, since in all three cases, they were all similarly packaged on Chinese tea bags.

The Nocppo director said the results of the purity tests will help them pinpoint as to where the drugs actually originated.

"We already have information as to where the drugs originated, however, we would need to confirm this information via purity test," Palgue added.

No less than P27.6 million worth of shabu were seized following two separate anti-drug operations Monday in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental and in Sibulan, Negros Oriental.

Last Sunday, police also seized P47.6 million worth of shabu in Cebu City, wherein it was found that the drugs had also originated from San Carlos City.


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