Friday, August 06, 2021

Separate drug busts yield over P1-B shabu

SEPARATE drug busts on Sunday afternoon, June 13, 2021, led to the arrest of two suspects and the seizure of over P1 billion worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu), the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said.

PDEA Director General Wilkins Villanueva said the two suspects are both Chinese nationals.

He identified them as Zhizun Chen, 38 and Man Kuok Wong, 38. They will be charged with violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against them.

Chen was arrested in a buy-bust operation at the parking lot of a mall in Barangay Baclaran, Parañaque City at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Seized from him were around 38 kilograms of shabu with an estimated street value of P257 million.

Wong was arrested in another drug sting in Villa Nicacia in Imus, Cavite at around 4 p.m., also on Sunday.

Recovered from him were around 117 kilograms of shabu valued at P795.6 million.

The operation was led by PDEA units with the assistance of the police.

PDEA-NCR Director Adrian Alvarino said the suspects were using an auto supply and vehicle buy and sell business to shield their illegal activities. (Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo / SunStar Philippines)


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