Makati, Parañaque busts yield over P500K shabu; 4 suspects nabbed

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MANILA, Philippines — Over P500,000 worth of crystal meth or “shabu” were seized in separate anti-illegal drug operations in the cities of Makati and Parañaque.

Four suspects were also arrested in the separate busts, the Southern Police District (SPD) said.

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In a statement on Wednesday, the SPD said suspect Marilou Chavez, 54, was nabbed during a buy-bust operation in Barangay (village) Tejeros, Makati City on Tuesday night.

Seized from the suspect were nine heat-sealed sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P340,000, according to the police.

Chavez is now in the custody of the Makati City Police Station.

Later on the same day, operatives nabbed Rexan Godino Apigo, 46, Vicente Llander Gasilos, 60, and HelenMie Puzon Abueva, 32, in Barangay (village) San Isidro, Parañaque City.

The SPD said 29 plastic sachets containing P204,000 worth of shabu were confiscated from the arrested suspects.

Gasilos, Abueva, and Abueva are currently detained at the SPD District Drug Enforcement Unit office, while complaints for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2022 are being readied against them.

“Ang sunod-sunod na operasyon kontra illegal na droga sa ating nasasakupan ay bunga ng ating maigting na kampanya kontra illegal na droga,” said SPD Director Plice Brigadier General Jimili Macaraeg. “Makakaasa po kayo na sa pamamagitan ng inyong suporta at suporta mula sa ating gobyerno, magtutuloy-tuloy ang ating kampanya upang wakasan ang mapinsalang illegal na droga.”