P6.6-B shabu seized in San Juan raid

P6.6-B shabu seized in San Juan raid

Three Chinese and three Filipinos were arrested and at least 1,100 kilos of shabu ­were confiscated during a raid on a house in San Juan City yesterday.

Armed with a search warrant, National Bureau of Investigation agents and San Juan police officers raided the house at the corner of Mangga and Infante streets in Barangay Little Baguio at around 2 p.m.

The raiders also confiscated a Honda Jazz and a Nissan Juke parked in the garage.

Ten traveling bags loaded with shabu were found in the Jazz, which lawmen said could be intended for delivery to the suspects’ clients. 

An NBI agent said they found at least 100 more traveling bags, each containing around 10 kilos of shabu, in the house.

The shabu contained in one bag could fetch P60 million on the street and the 110 bags of shabu have a street value of at least P6.6 billion, he said.

The lawmen are taking an inventory of the seized items and interrogating the Chinese with the help of an interpreter.

Another NBI agent said the suspects had been under surveillance for a month prior to the raid.

Superintendent Romulo Sapitula, Eastern Police District director, said the suspects had been renting the house for the past several months.

The house was bare – no tables, chairs or beds – except for the traveling bags, he added.

Lawyer Roel Bolivar, who heads the NBI’s national anti-illegal drug task force, refused to name the suspects.

A source, however, identified some of the suspects as Salim Arapat, Abdulla Mahmod, Bashin Jamal and David Go.

P6.6-B shabu seized

in San Juan raid

 

By GHIO ONG and NON ALQUITRAN

 

Three Chinese and three Filipinos were arrested and at least 1,100 kilos of shabu ­were confiscated during a raid on a house in San Juan City yesterday.

 

Armed with a search warrant, National Bureau of Investigation agents and San Juan police officers raided the house at the corner of Mangga and Infante streets in Barangay Little Baguio at around 2 p.m.

The raiders also confiscated a Honda Jazz and a Nissan Juke parked in the garage.

Ten traveling bags loaded with shabu were found in the Jazz, which lawmen said could be intended for delivery to the suspects’ clients. 

An NBI agent said they found at least 100 more traveling bags, each containing around 10 kilos of shabu, in the house.

The shabu contained in one bag could fetch P60 million on the street and the 110 bags of shabu have a street value of at least P6.6 billion, he said.

The lawmen are taking an inventory of the seized items and interrogating the Chinese with the help of an interpreter.

Another NBI agent said the suspects had been under surveillance for a month prior to the raid.

Superintendent Romulo Sapitula, Eastern Police District director, said the suspects had been renting the house for the past several months.

The house was bare – no tables, chairs or beds – except for the traveling bags, he added.

Lawyer Roel Bolivar, who heads the NBI’s national anti-illegal drug task force, refused to name the suspects.

A source, however, identified some of the suspects as Salim Arapat, Abdulla Mahmod, Bashin Jamal and David Go.

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