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Authorities seize P1.7B worth of shabu in Cavite, Manila buy-bust operations

Anti-illegal drugs operatives and military intelligence agents have busted a local drug trafficking network believed to be operated by foreign syndicates with the arrest of two Chinese national and the seizure of P1.7 billion worth of drugs.

The Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Philippine Navy, Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency carried out the operations jointly.

PNP Officer in Charge Lt. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr. said on Monday that Hai Lin, 41, Chinese national, was arrested on Sunday by combined forces from the operating units at Block 19 Lot 13, Phase 3 Fullana Street corner Soriano Street, Avida Residences, Santa Catalina, Molino Paliparan Road, Barangay Salawag, Dasmariñas City, Cavite.

Seized from the suspect were more or less 220 kilos of shabu with an estimated worth of P1,496,000,000. A mobile phone, a Covid-19 vaccine card bearing the name “Hai Lin” and a driver’s license were also seized.

In another operation, Jia Cai Zhu, 31, also a Chinese national, and resident of Masangkay, Sta. Cruz, Manila was arrested, also on Sunday during a buy-bust operation along Maria Clara Street, Barangay Lourdes, Quezon City by forces from the same operating units.

Confiscated from the suspect were more or less 40 kilos of shabu with an estimated worth of P272,000,000.

The operating teams also seized a P1,000 bill placed on top of boodle money that was used as buy-bust money, mobile phone and a green Toyota Corolla car.

The PNP believed the two suspects are members of a local drug network being operated by an international drug syndicate.

Meanwhile, in Region 1, Jomar Malbog Narvaja, 32, was arrested on Monday by policemen at a border control checkpoint in Barangay Cal-litang, Sta. Maria, and Pangasinan.

Confiscated from him were two sachets containing suspected shabu weighing more or less 50 grams with an estimated worth of P340,000.

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