P120-M worth of high-grade shabu seized in Las Piñas
Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Friday seized more than P120 million worth of high-grade shabu in a buy-bust operation in Las Piñas.
According to John Consulta’s report on “24 Oras,” the operation led to the arrest of the primary target, Reyano Oraid, from Zamboanga, and his four companions.
Authorities retrieved seven kilos of shabu from a car and 11 kilos of shabu from the house of the suspects in a subdivision in the city.
“‘Yung front nila may online business sila kunyari para ang kanilang illegeal drug activity ay hindi madaling matunton o mamonitor ng kanilang mga neighbors at ng mga awtoridad,” PDEA regional director Adrian Alvariño said.
[That’s their front, that they have an online business so that their illegal activity will not be easily monitored by their neighbors or by authorities.]
Gregorio Pimentel, PDEA director general for operations, said the suspects used numerous techniques to proliferate drugs.
“Using a lot of covers and modus operandi just to dispose of this volume of drugs. At least natutumbok natin itong malalaki nila na grupo na nasa network na sindikato ng droga,” Pimentel said.
[Using a lot of covers and modus operandi just to dispose of this volume of drugs. At least we can locate big groups that are part of our network on the drug syndicate.]
Meanwhile, the primary suspect denied owning the drugs.
“Meron tayong tinatawag na mga drug links. Meron na kaming mga target personalities, targeted groups. Ang importante dito nakamapa na ‘yan lahat sa ating operations. Marami pa tayong ongoing operations,” he said.
[We have what we call drug links. We have target personalities, targeted groups. What’s important is that they are mapped in our operations. We have more ongoing operations.]—Joahna Lei Casilao/LDF, GMA News