MANILA – Operatives of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs-Special Operations Task Group (RAID-SOTG) seized an estimated PHP150 million worth of methamphetamine hydrocloride also known as ‘shabu’ from two Chinese nationals suspected as drug traders during an anti-drug operation in Quezon City on Wednesday morning, police official said.
NCRPO Police Director Jose D. Pagdilao identified the suspects as Geng Qing Chuan, 35 and Xiangfan Yao, 28, and are residents of Ongpin, Binondo, Manila.
Pagdilao said the suspects were caught in a buy-bust operation while selling about three kilos of shabu worth PHP4.5 million to an undercover police agent who acted as buyer around 9:00 a.m. at the parking lot of Condotel located along Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard, corner Araneta Avenue, Barangay Doña Imelda, Quezon City.
Authorities also seized 27 kilos of shabu found inside the suspects’ gray Toyota Innova car (TWQ-280).
Pagdilao said the suspects were detained at the NCRPO Headquarter in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City and will be charged for violation of selling dangerous drugs (Section 5), Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Ricardo Marquez lauded the operatives who carried out the operation.
“As we intensify our campaign against illegal drugs, the chiefs of police and station commanders notice that robbery and theft cases decrease, so there’s really a big reason for us to intensify our campaign against illegal drugs,“ the PNP chief said. Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan / PNA / northboundasia.com