P10.2 million shabu seized in Taguig, Makati
Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) - August 14, 2020 - 12:00am

TAGUIG , Philippines — At least 1.5 kilos of shabu valued at P10.2 million were confiscated by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents from three suspected drug pushers in the cities of Taguig and Makati on Wednesday.

In Taguig, Maria Salvacion Medino was arrested after she allegedly yielded around a kilo of shabu worth P6.8 million in Barangay Western Bicutan at around 2:20 p.m.

PDEA spokesman Derrick Carreon said Medino has been under surveillance amid reports that she was allegedly pushing drugs.

Medino was collared after she reportedly sold a pack of shabu to a PDEA officer who posed as a buyer.

In Makati, Tristan Jay Ocfemia and Oliver Rogelio Benetizez were apprehended during a drug sting at the parking lot of a fastfood restaurant in Barangay Tejeros at around 3:30 p.m.

Police said they recovered from the suspects around 500 grams of shabu with an estimated street value of P3.4 million and two motorcycles.

The duo were under surveillance for about a week prior to their arrest.

The suspects are being held by police on charges of violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.                 

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