POLICE arrested in a drug bust Tuesday evening, December 6, 2022, the chief of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Southern District in the National Capital Region along with two of his agents and driver.

Southern Police District Director Brigadier General Kirby John Kraft identified the arrested individuals as Enrique Lucero, chief of the PDEA Southern District Office, PDEA agents Anthony Vic Alabastro and Jaireh Llaguno, and driver Mark Warren Mallo.

He said the drug bust was conducted at the PDEA South District Office located on A. Bonifacio St., Barangay Upper Bicutan, Taguig City around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Seized during the operation were substance believed to be methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) with an estimated weight of more or less 1,350 grams and worth P9,180,000.

PDEA Director retired General Moro Virgilio Lazo expressed dismay over the arrest of his men but he assured that there will be no “sacred cows” under his leadership.

The suspects are now under the custody of the National Capital Region Police Office drug unit for proper disposition pending the filing of appropriate charges at the Taguig City Prosecutor's Office. (SunStar Philippines)