May 24, 2024

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PNP-DEG nets P255-M shabu in Cavite, QC stings

ANTI-NARCOTICS operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) seized P255 million worth of suspected shabu in separate buy-bust operations on Saturday in Cavite and Quezon City.

In Cavite, nabbed were Datu Ali Dayo Sampulna, 38; and his wife Almira Karao Sampulna, 30, both of Cotabato City.

In a statement on Sunday, PNP Drug Enforcement Group chief Brig. Gen. Narciso Domingo said the suspects were arrested at 7:20 p.m. at Block 1, Lot 66, Happy Homes, Barangay Buhay na Tubig, Imus City.

The two, who are charged with violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2022, yielded around 37 kilos of suspected shabu worth P251.6 million, drug paraphernalia, cellphones, assorted identification cards, and remittance receipts, Domingo said.

In Quezon City, members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) seized 500 grams of suspected shabu worth P3.4 million during a buy-bust in Barangay Bagong Pagasa that led to the arrest of Mansawi Lala, 38.

Also seized from the suspect were P1,000 marked money and identification cards.

The suspect is now under the custody of the PDEA and is facing drug charges. (PNA)