2 female drug couriers yield P2-M shabu in Las Piñas – police

Published July 2, 2022, 11:50 AM

by Jean Fernando

Members of the Las Piñas Police Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) seized P2,040,000 worth of shabu from two alleged female drug couriers on Friday, July 1.

Col. Jaime Santos, city police chief, identified the suspect as Charmaine Ann Escalan, 28, and Airene Ramos, 26.

Santos said the suspects are now detained at the police custodial facility and were charged with illegal possession of drugs.

He said the suspects were arrested around 9:30 p.m. at Zapote River Drive in Barangay Zapote, Las Piñas.

Santos said members of the SDEU launched the operation against the suspects after receiving a telephone call about a supposed drug transaction at Zapote River Drive.

Santos said the operatives confiscated from the suspects three large knot-tied transparent plastic bags containing shabu placed in a maroon shoulder bag.

He said the confiscated shabu was brought at the Southern Police District (SPD) Forensic Unit for chemical analysis.