The hierarchy of an international drug syndicate composed mainly of Chinese operating in Pampanga province may have been slowly crumbling.
This, after combined elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) raided a hog farm-turned-shabu laboratory in Magalang town on Wednesday.
The Jay Wong farm is located in Sitio Kabayong Sarul, Barangay San Ildefonso in Magalang town. The farm operated by Chinese nationals is near the PNP Regional Training Center and the Central Luzon Drug Rehabilitation Center (CLDRC) in nearby Barangay Sto. Nino.
Seven Chinese nationals including a woman were arrested during the raid. They were identified as Alvin Wang Alias James, 41; Philip Chang, 31; Wang Shi You, 42; Lieu Wang, 28; Susan Wang; Xia Po Chang and Sonny At, 48.
Director Wilkins Villanueva of PDEA said Alvin is the subject of a search warrant issued by Judge Johnmuel Mendoza of Regional Trial Court, Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija.
Villanueva said chemicals and precursors in manufacturing shabu have been recovered. ‘Shabu’ ready for distribution was also recovered at the underground facility.
Equipment for manufacturing shabu were also seized.
Several shabu laboratories in Pampanga had been discovered in the past. These are mostly located in nearby Angeles City – Villa Dolores Subdivision, Timog Park Subdivision and Hensonville Subdivision. –Photo by Tonette Orejas