P1.6-Billion shabu seized in Cabanatuan City

Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- A joint controlled delivery operations were conducted by operatives of the Philippine Drug and Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Bureau of Customs – NAIA , NAIA Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group in coordination with Police Regional Office 3- Cabanatuan City Police Office that resulted to the arrest of two  Chinese nationals and confiscation of suspected “Shabu” with street value of Php 1.632 Billion  along Jollibee Diversion Rd. Barangay Sumacab Sur, Cabanatuan City on Friday. 

Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) director BGen. Valeriano De Leon identified the apprehended Chines nationals as Jayson Tan and James Ong wherein the said operatives were able to confiscate in their possession more or less 240,000 grams of shabu worth P1.6-B; One  blue VIVO Smart Phone; One  black HONOR Smart Phone colored black; Two gray NOKIA keypad cellular phones; One gray Honda City with conduction number E1 N497 and One  Mitsubishi L300 during the operations. 

Based on reports gathered from lead operating units, subject cargo was declared as “Work Bench Tables”, shipped by a certain Ywlee 87 Trading of Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, and consigned to a certain company “Allejam International Trading” of City of Manila and arrived in PAL PSI Warehouse on October 24, 2020. 

After intensified surveillance, misdeclared cargo was identified and subjected to X-ray Scanning and 100% Physical Examination and found were heavily wrapped 240 Plastic Packs of White Crystaline Subtance found to be Methamphetamine Hydrochloride otherwise known as “Shabu”. 

The Regional Director added that appropriate charges for violation Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 in relation to Section 1401 of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act are being readied for filing in court against arrested suspects  while seized illegal drugs were turned-over to PDEA.