NBI nabs 2 with P68-million worth of shabu

The National Bureau of Investigation on Thursday announced the arrest of two suspected drug pushers who were apprehended in an anti-drugs operation with 10 kilograms of methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” valued at P68 million.

Nabbed during an operation in Bacoor City recently were Reynaldo Moral Cordero and Irene Ilaya Biazon, both residents of Maricaban, Pasay City.

The suspects were later turned-over to the NBI- Forensic Chemistry Division (FCD) for drug testing, post-processing procedures, and medical examination.

On the other hand, the seized illegal drugs were likewise turned-over to the FCD for forensic examination.

Also, the suspects were charged with violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) as amended.

Director Dante A. Gierran bared that the NBI received an intelligence report regarding the illegal drugs activities of a certain ‘Kim Group, ” which was believed to be operating in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

Based on said information, KIM’s group will be transporting a huge volume of shabu somewhere in Bacoor and Imus, Cavite.

Upon orders from Gierran and Deputy Director for Regional Operations Antonio Pagatpat, NBI operatives swooped down on Brgy. Lotus Bukid, Panapaan 4, Bacoor City where “KIM’s” group was said to be unloading a huge cache of shabu.

After a few minutes of stake out, a red Mitsubishi Lancer appeared as described by the informant and was immediately blocked by the NBI operatives.

The suspects where then apprehended and were properly appraised of their constitutional rights.

Seized in their possession was a sack with ten (10) plastic bags of white crystalline substance, placed inside a Chinese Tea Pack, believed to be methamphetamine hydrochloride or “Shabu”, with a volume of more than 10 kilograms.

The illegal drugs have an estimated value of P68 Million.

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