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P1.6B shabu seized

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Law enforcement authorities recently reported the seizure of an estimated P1.6 billion in shabu from two Chinese nationals in Cabanatuan City, during a “controlled deliver” operation.


The shabu, the Bureau of Customs alleged, was imported from Selangor, Malaysia, and the consignee here in Manila was “Allejam International Trading.”


Customs officials said the shabu shipment, which arrived at the PAL-PSI bonded warehouse at the NAIA, was initially declared by the importer as “work benches,” but upon strict examination yielded some 240 packs of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu.


According to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the two suspects – identified as James Ong and Jayson Tang – were arrested after identifying themselves as the claimants of the shipment when it was delivered to their business address in Cabanatuan City.


They are facing non-bailable charges for violating the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 considering the huge volume of shabu involved.


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