225 million worth of shabu was intercepted by Philippine
law enforcement agencies from 2 suspects.
5 kilos of shabu worth P5 million peso was the agreed price
transaction agreed upon by the under cover agent of the Quezon
City Anti-Illegal Drug Special Operations Task Group and a
certain Gary Go.
The transaction was agreed to be consummated in a certain
place in West Avenue Quezon City.
After the payment was made using a marked money, the suspect
was immediately arrested as well as the woman accompanying
the suspect and later identified to be his live-in partner.
After the arrest, search was made in his car, this is allowed
under the law, search incident to a lawful arrest is allowed
under Philippine Law.
While searching the suspect’s vehicle, the law enforcement
officers were surprised to discover 3 more bags containing
40 kilos of shabu popularly known in the Philippines as the
poor man’s cocaine.
The total amount of the confiscated illegal drugs totaled
225 million pesos.
Chief Inspector Roberto Razon, the Chief of the Quezon City
Drugs Unit said that the case lasted for almost one month
of surveillance casing operation. They conducted the casing
not only in Quezon City and Metro Manila but also in nearby
Based on the ID Cards recovered from the suspect, he is also
using the name Edgar Yu. It is believed that the suspect is
connected with the other big time drug suspects arrested in
the previous months.
Chief Superintendent Joel Pagdilao, the Director of the
Quezon City Philippine National Police said that they
are connecting the dots of all the informations they gathered
as a result of their successful operations to be able to
find out who is the source or supplier of the drugs
confiscated. He further said that this syndicate is very big
because of the quantity of the drugs intercepted, only two
person is acting as courier is an indication that this
syndicate is huge.
This is the largest amount of drugs intercepted for this year
in just one operation.
Under the law, RA 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive
Dangerous Act of 2002, A mere possession of 50 grams of
shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride will make the
possessor liable to be imprisoned for life regardless of
the purity of the drug confiscated.