P1.6B Shabu Seized In Cabanatuan City


BAGUIO CITY(October 31, 2020) –  At least 240 kilos of shabu valued at P1,632,000,000.00 was seized agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region III,  NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group (NAIA IADITG), Bureau of Customs, PDEA-NCR and Cabanatuan City policemen on Friday evening along Sumacap Sur, Cabanatuan City.

Two Chinese nationals were also held in yet considered by anti-narcotics agents as the “biggest controlled delivery operation in Philippine history of drug law enforcement”.

PDEA-Region III said the shabu were included in a cargo declared as “work bench table” shipped by a certain Ywlee 87 Trading from Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, and consigned to a certain company called, “Allejam International Trading” from the City of Manila.

The Cargo arrived at PAL PSI Warehouse in Manila on October 24, 2020.

A close coordination and surveillance by authorities identified the mis-declared cargo and subjected to X-ray scanning and physical examination which led to the discovery of heavily wrapped plastic packs of shabu.

An entrapment operation, through controlled delivery operation, was hatched in Cabanatuan and authorities caught Jayson Tan and James Ong with the 240 kilos of shabu.

Authorities also took as evidence a Vivo Smart phone, an Honor Smart phone, two Nokia keypad cellular phones, a gray Honda City sedan, and a Mitsubishi L300 van.

The Chinese duo will be facing violation of section 4 (Importation of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.***Artemio A. Dumlao***