Anti-narcotics operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) seized some 16 kilos of shabu in a buy-bust that also resulted in the arrest of two suspected big-time drug pushers in Makati City on Monday night, March 8.
Gen. Debold Sinas, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said the confiscated shabu were packed in tea bags, each containing one kilo and with a street value of P108 million in total.
He identified those arrested as Kemin Manisi, 49; and, Abdulrahim Ysmael, 28. Both are residents of Cagayan de Oro City.
Sinas said the buy-bust occurred after operatives of the Makati City drug enforcement unit were able to convince the suspects to sell shabu for P1 million in Barangay West Rembo in Makati City at 9:45 p.m. on Monday.
Seized from them were 16 pieces of tea bags containing shabu, several cellular phones, various identification cards, a Sports Utility Vehicle and the boodle money.
“Our operations are now focused in getting high value targets, that is the reason why we confiscated that large quantity of shabu,” said Sinas.