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 undercover 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 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, a 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 provinces.
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 pieces of information 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 people is acting as a courier is an indication that this syndicate is huge.
This is the largest amount of drugs intercepted 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.