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P182-M shabu seized in Pampanga

CAMP OLIVAS, City of San Fernando, Pampanga – Pampanga police seized shabu valued at P182 million and P300,000 cash from a foreigner and his Filipino companion in a buy-bust operation in a subdivision in nearby Mexico, this province, Friday.

Senior Superintendent Oscar Albayalde, Pampanga police director, said the buy-bust operation was conducted on Narra St., Woodbridge Subdivision, Lakeshore, Barangay Divisoria, at 5 p.m.

He identified the suspected foreign drug dealer as Ding Wenkun, 30, and his errand boy, Roel Luage Cabag, of Samboan, Cebu City. Wenkun arrived in the country on October 29.

Albayalde said the operation was a result of weeks of surveillance and case buildup by police anti-narcotics personnel.

“This is possibly a well-organized syndicate since the confiscated shabu is already a finished product,” Albayalde said.

Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta, Central Luzon police chief, inspected the shabu seized in the operation.

Albayalde said a poseur-buyer was able to buy shabu worth P100,000 from Cabag at the house of Wenkun.

While inside, the informant saw some of the stuff being packed by Cabag in a luggage. This prompted the poseur-buyer to give the go-signal to Albayalde to conduct the buy-bust operation.

Albayalde said the shabu in the luggage weighed approximately 16.5 kilograms. Shabu in a box containing approximately 20 kilos of shabu were also seized from the suspects.

They have an estimated street value of P182 million.

The suspects are now under the custody of the Pampanga police and appropriate charges are being prepared against them.

Petrasanta lauded his men for a job well done.

He said that the Central Luzon police is continuously conducting pro-active operations and invigorated its efforts to wipe out all forms of illegal drugs for a drug free Central Luzon. (Mar T. Supnad)