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Angeles City cops seize P6.8-million shabu in buy-bust operation

Dec 28, 2019 - 2:50 PM

The suspect, Michael Balingit, is among the high-value targets in the campaign against illegal drugs in Angeles City

BUY-BUST. 13 plastics of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride were confiscated from the suspected pusher in Angeles City. Photo from Angeles City police

P6.5-M worth of shabu seized at Clark port

Dec 05, 2019 - 10:50 AM

The illegal drugs were hidden in a shipment of 'external aquarium filter' from the Czech Republic, says the Bureau of Customs-Port of Clark

SEIZED. Packs of shabu concealed in a shipment of aquarium filters were seized at the Port of Clark in Pampanga on November 27, 2019. Photo from Bureau of Customs

Habal-habal driver in Negros Occidental yields P6.82M worth of drugs

Jan 24, 2018 - 8:35 PM

The suspect, 29-year-old Christian Unabia, faces charges for sale and possession of illegal drugs

Shabu lab found in Chinese-owned mining site in Cagayan

May 19, 2017 - 2:04 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says chemicals and equipment used in manufacturing shabu were found in the Aparri mining site of Huaxia Mining and Trading Corporation

SHABU LAB. Authorities discover a shabu lab in a mining site in Aparri town, Cagayan, on May 18, 2017. Photo courtesy of PDEA

P11M in drugs hidden in coconuts seized in Negros Oriental jail

May 09, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The coconuts were apparently altered or had their coconut water drained leading to the discovery of about P11 million in suspected shabu following an inspection

DRUGS IN COCONUTS. P11 million worth of illegal drugs were hidden inside the coconuts as it was tried to be smuggled inside a jail in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. Photo courtesy of BJMP-Dumaguete City BJMP

PNP on lookout for more shabu labs in Bicol

Dec 01, 2016 - 6:17 PM

Chief Superintendent Melvin Buenafe says they do not discount the possibility of other existing shabu laboratories in other provinces of Bicol

SHABU-MAKING MATERIALS. Forensic official Josephine Clemen of PNP Crime Lab shows off several drums of ephedrine hydrochloride used for shabu manufacturing discovered anew during the investigation. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Taiwanese tour guide arrested in Boracay drug bust

Nov 17, 2016 - 10:06 PM

Police identify the drug suspect as 54 year old Wei Tang Yao alias Julian a resident of 163 Lane Shang Cheng Street in Taipei Taiwan He was temporarily staying at Sitio Bulabog in Barangay Balabag

Equipment for shabu mass-production seized in Pampanga

Sep 22, 2016 - 9:07 PM

Quoting crime laboratory officers Senior Supt Rodolfo Recomono Jr says the apparatus found inside the illegal drugs laboratory can produce 100 kilos or more shabu per day

SHABU LAB. PDEA chemists and personnel inspect the industrial distillation setup. Photo by Jun Malig.

Olongapo court metes life term to drug syndicate leader, 5 others

Sep 09, 2016 - 2:17 PM

Filipino Chinese Albert Sijuela Chin is believed to have links to Chinese drug syndicates

Chinese nationals nabbed at Pampanga shabu lab

Sep 08, 2016 - 9:00 AM

During the raid the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the police seize some two kilograms of shabu which has an estimated street value of P6 million

Big stash of shabu ingredient seized in Northern Luzon

Aug 06, 2016 - 5:18 PM

Initial findings of the PNP Crime Laboratory show that the ethyl ether found in the Apayao Cagayan border may be worth P1 9 billion if used in making shabu

SHABU INGREDIENT. Authorities recover 14 gallons of ether, an essential ingredient of shabu, in Sta Marcela, Apayao. If used, this could produce about P1.9 billion worth of shabu. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

2 Kalibo airport employees fired for drug abuse

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:24 PM

Civil aviation authorities say the random drug test was conducted on 125 regular employees of the Kalibo International Airport

P1.125B worth of liquid meth seized in latest raid

Jun 01, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Raids yielding huge amounts of illegal drugs have become frequent since President elect Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his tough stance against illegal drugs

7 shot dead in massive Davao drug raid

Feb 21, 2014 - 4:23 PM

At least 35 people are arrested

DRUG RAID. A 200-person team raided a suspected drug den, killing 7 and arresting at least 35 in the process.

PH boosts efforts to probe Mexican drug cartel

Dec 27, 2013 - 7:29 PM

The cartel s leader is the most powerful criminal on the planet Forbes says

POLICE HQ. The Philippine National Police on Thursday announced the arrest of 3 people allegedly connected to a Mexican drug cartel. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP 7 Sept 2011

PH arrests 3 linked to Mexico drug cartel

Dec 26, 2013 - 3:43 PM

Two Filipinos and one Filipino Chinese were arrested in a raid on Wednesday in Lipa City after weeks of intelligence operations by local and US anti narcotics personnel

POLICE HQ. The Philippine National Police on Thursday announced the arrest of 3 people allegedly connected to a Mexican drug cartel. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP 7 Sept 2011