Taguig police seize P1.36-M shabu from driver

Published May 6, 2022, 1:40 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

Police confiscated P1.36 million worth of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) during an anti-illegal drugs operation in Taguig on May 5.

Southern Police District (SPD) director Brig. Gen. Jimili Macaraeg identified the arrested suspect as Akmad Sumlay, 30, driver and classified as a high value individual (HVI).

The suspected shabu (left) seized by the Taguig police from the suspect. (Photo from Taguig police)

The operation was conducted by the Taguig police’s Drug Enforcement Unit along Roldan Street in Barangay New Lower Bicutan.

Confiscated from the suspect were five plastic sachets containing suspected shabu weighing 200 grams with a value of P1.36 million, P1,000 genuine and 39 pieces P1,000 boodle money used as buy-bust money and a digital weighing scale.

The illegal drugs were turned over to the SPD Forensic Unit for laboratory testing.

“I am very glad for the hard work shown by our police because besides our strict guarding for the elections and security of our citizens, they did not forget our strict campaign especially against illegal drugs that resulted in the arrest of a high value individual and seizure of million worth of illegal drugs,” said Macaraeg.