P74.8M worth of shabu confiscated in Parañaque, Cavite


Controlled delivery operation

Law authorization experts have busted P74.8 million worth of illegal drugs in a “controlled delivery operation” in Parañaque City and Cavite province, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said on Tuesday.

PDEA boss Dir. Gen. Aaron Aquino said joint agents of PDEA-National Capital Region, Region 3, and Customs Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force reallocated 11 kilos of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) in two separate activities around twelve Monday in Sitio Sto. Niño along East Service Road in Parañaque City, and San Nicolas, Bacoor City in Cavite.

Anti-drug operatives captured Dolores Lintag, 51, and Melchor Corocoto, 29, in Parañaque; and Daniel dela Cruz, 21, and William dela Pizza, in Cavite. They all face charges disregarding Section 4 Article II of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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Suspicious-looking package

As per Aquino, the illegal drugs were found enclosed by vacuum tin foil and stuffed inside three piano seats and a crate of a charcoal grill pan.

He said a cargo sending administration in Clark Freeport Zone had tipped the PDEA of the suspicious-looking package.

The office at that point sent a group to review and recover tests from the package for research facility examination, which yielded a positive outcome for shabu.

The group in this way set the shipment under surveillance for two days and dispatched two groups to the gathered goal of the package.

In Parañaque City, specialists confiscated a box observed to contain a grill pan and piano seat loaded down with shabu, which weighed around 6.5 kilos and esteemed at P44.2 million.

In Bacoor City, in the interim, government operators appropriated a case containing a piano seat loaded down with 4.5 kilos shabu worth around P30.6 million.

A controlled delivery is a procedure used when a consignment of illegal drugs is distinguished and permitted to go ahead under the control and surveillance of law enforcement officers to secure confirmation against illegal drugs traffickers, PDEA clarified.

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