'Shabu' in tea? P3.4M worth of 'meth' seized from lady pusher in Quezon City buy-bust

Published August 27, 2021, 6:51 PM

by Chito Chavez

Combined elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) arrested an alleged drug pusher on Friday, Aug. 27, who yielded P3.4 million worth of suspected methampetamine hydrochloride (shabu) in a buy-bust operation in Quezon City.

(PDEA photo)

PDEA spokesperson Derrick Arnold Carreon identified the suspect as Diana Camille Basa, 28.

Basa was collared by undercover PDEA agents and Quezon City cops whom she allegedly sold 500 grams of shabu around 4:15 p.m. along NIA Road in Barangay Pinyahan.

Aside from the drugs, the operatives also confiscated one brown paper bag containing an orange tea pack labelled “Alishan Jin Xuan Tea” from Basa.

Also seized from here were five knot-tied plastic bags containing white crystalline substances, a sando bag, a genuine P1,000 bill (buy bust money) on top of the boodle money, and an identification card (ID) of the suspect.

Appropriate charges are now being readied against Basa.