The Philippine National Police (PNP) Drug Enforcement Group and National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) seized 31 kilos of shabu worth P210.8 million, in Las Piñas City on April 13.
Alleged drug pushers Andrew Garcia and Jen Jieko Amarga were said to have sold a kilo of shabu to an undercover police officer for P1.5 million.
The pair were eventually shot and killed during the operation after reportedly figuring out that the buyer was an officer, and subsequently engaging authorities in a firefight.
A Toyota Innova and two .45 caliber handguns were obtained from the operation, while the drugs were packaged in tea bags that read Qing Shan.
According to PNP chief Debold Sinas, the suspects’ product was obtained from a Chinese supplier based in Myanmar.
Once smuggled into the country, the drugs are kept at a warehouse in Pampanga.
Amarga and Garcia are suspected of being members of the Sputnik Gang and Amraga drug ring, which distribute in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and the Calabarzon provinces.
Authorities are currently investigating the possibility that the illegal narcotics have been in the country for some time now, but only distributed once lockdown restrictions had eased up.