Tag Archive: methamphetamine hydrochloride


Two Chinese nationals and a Filipina were arrested after being caught with P25 million worth of suspected shabu in Makati City late Wednesday night, police said.

Arrested were He Kaibei, 28, and Henry Lam, 43, both of Fujian, China; and Annaliza Villegas, 45, said Dir. Joel Pagdilao, chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

Elements of the NCRPO Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group arrested the three in a buy-bust operation at the parking lot of a restaurant at Magallanes Ave. cor. Humabon st., Magallanes Village, 11:15 p.m., Pagdilao said.

Operatives confiscated about 5 kilos of suspected shabu, a Nissan Cefiro sedan (XAY-567), and recovered the P10 million “buy bust money” from the suspects, he said.

Charges of violating Republic Act 9165 are being prepared against the suspects, Pagdilao said. (John Roson)

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Anti-narcotics agents arrested a barangay chairman of Lanao del Sur and his two companions for selling shabu, during an entrapment operation in San Pedro, Laguna, authorities said Saturday.

Salpoden Mampao, chairman of Brgy. Mapoling, Lumba-Bayabao, was arrested inside a popular fast food chain outlet along the National Highway in Brgy. Nueva, on Monday, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Arturo Cacdac said.

Also arrested were Mampao’s companions Matuan Badong, 22, and Jalal Rinanandang, 28, both residents of San Lorenzo Village, Brgy. Balibago, Sta. Rosa City.

“An undercover agent was able to hatch a drug transaction with Mampao, who agreed to rendezvous inside a restaurant,” Cacdac said in a statement.

Members of the PDEA Regional Office 4A and policemen seized Mampao and his companions after they received the marked P500 bill in exchange for two sachets with 10 grams of shabu worth P20,000, Cacdac said.

The operatives also confiscated two loaded caliber-.45 pistols, a caliber-.38 revolver, and a sports utility vehicle from the suspects.

Another companion of Mampao, identified only as a certain Nasser Afdal, was able escape.

Charges of violating Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are now being prepared against the 28-year-old Mampao and his companions. (John Roson)

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Police arrested a woman, her son, and 17-year-old daughter in a drug bust operation in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Monday night.

Annabelle De Asis, 47, and her son Ian, 27, were arrested around 7:20 p.m. along Gen. Malvar st., Lopez Subd., Brgy. 6, Chief Insp. Rico Santotome Jr., head of the Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group (PAIDSOTG), said.

The two sold six sachets of methampetamine hydrochloride or shabu to police operatives for P500, according to Santotome.

Operatives also seized from the two some P970 cash believed to be proceeds of their illegal activities, two cellphones, and various drug paraphernalia.

De Asis’ daughter, a college student in the city, was also apprehended after she was caught carrying drug paraphernalia with suspected shabu residue, Santotome said.

The arrest literally put all members of the family behind bars, as De Asis’ husband is also in jail after having been arrested for illegal drug possession during a raid on their home last July.

Monday’s entrapment, carried out by members of the PAIDSOTG, Negros Occidental PNP Intelligence Branch, and 6th Regional Public Safety Battalion, was a follow-up to the buy-bust operation in Manapla which led to the arrest of three other drug suspects earlier this month, Santotome said. (John Roson)

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Authorities seized some P175,000 worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu and arrested four people during a raid at an alleged drug den in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, Saturday afternoon.

Arrested were the drug den’s alleged operator Jolito Alopenia Sr., 45, his live-in partner Precy Alopenia, 46, Sheila Mae Cainoy, 32, and Jerry Ybiernas, 24, Chief Insp. Rico Santotome, head of the Negros Occidental PNP’s Anti Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group, said.

Members of the Cadiz City Police carried out the operation in Brgy. Zone 4 on a search warrant issued by Municipal Trial Court Judge Reginald Fuentebella, Santotome said.

During the raid, police confiscated six big packs and 18 small plastic sachets of suspected shabu, a weighing scale, calculators, lighters, an improvised scoop, and pins used in repacking illegal drugs, as well as a motorcycle.

Some P24,568 cash, believed to be proceeds of the illegal trade, was also recovered from Alopenia, Santotome said. (John Roson)

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