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P4 billion worth of shabu hidden in tea bags seized in Baguio City

Authorities seized over P4 billion worth of suspected shabu hidden inside tea bags in Naguilian Road, Baguio City, according to John Consulta’s “Balitanghali” report on Wednesday.

Police seized around 570 kilograms of shabu with an estimated value of P4 billion during the operation in Purok 4, Barangay Irisan, Naguilian Road, Baguio City.

A Chinese national was also arrested during the operation.

According to authorities, the seized drugs came from other countries and transported to the Philippines.

Major General Jonnel Estomo, Philippine National Police (PNP) deputy chief for operations, said the seized illegal drug was initially monitored in the National Capital Region. It, however, was transported to another area.

Authorities took three weeks to locate the area where the illegal drugs were transferred.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) director general Moro Lazo said the operation was a big part of the supply reduction efforts of the government.

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong also lauded the successful operation.

Authorities are also examining the vehicle used to transport the seized illegal drugs.—Richa Noriega/AOL, GMA Integrated News