TWO suspects were killed and over P200 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) were seized in a drug bust in Las Piñas City on Tuesday evening, April 14.
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Debold Sinas identified the suspects as Richard Jen Jieko Salameda Amarga and Andrew Guinto Garcia.
He said the two engaged the police in a gunfight in a dimly lit area in Barangay Almanza at around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday.
The poseur buyer convinced the suspects to sell a kilo of shabu worth P6.8 million to him.
Police also seized 31 kilograms of shabu valued at P210.8 million which were found inside the suspects’ vehicle.
Sinas said the suspects were “well-known” distributors of illegal drugs and members of Sputnik Gang and Amarga Drug Group. The groups allegedly get their supplies from Chinese nationals in Myanmar and transporting these to a warehouse in Pampanga.
“Accordingly based sa report ng PDEG (Police Drug Enforcement Group) itong shabu ay for distribution dito sa Metro Manila at saka sa 4A (Calabarzon) at Region 3 (Central Luzon). Sa initial report ito ang package niya ay similar ‘yung pinapadala galing sa Burma or Myanmar,” he said.
“Isa sa mga report ay galing daw ito sa Pampanga so may follow-up operations ang PDEG doon. Sabi ko follow-up kung saan talaga ang source,” Sinas added. (SunStar Philippines)