Lawmen arrested three suspected drug traffickers and seized from them five kilos of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) valued at P25 million during a buy-bust operation in Alabang, Muntinlupa City on Thursday.
The suspects—Akmad Hassan Bagal, Halil Sulaiman Said and Kamar Bayantol Marham—are now detained and placed under interrogation at the Southern Police District Headquarters in Taguig City.
Seized from the suspects were five kilos of shabu worth P25 million, according to SPD spokesperson Jenny Tecson. She said the prohibited substance will be brought to the SPD crime laboratory office for examination.
Combined elements from the SPD Anti-Illegal Drugs Division and Special Operation Task Group conducted the drug raid following a week-long surveillance on the suspects.
The latest operation is part of the National Capital Region Police Office’s continuing crackdown against most wanted men and suspected drug dealers in Metro Manila.
Last week, the police nabbed a Chinese national and seized 10 kilos of shabu worth P10 million, also during a buy-bust operation in San Juan City.
The suspect Jinfa Wang, 38, a native of Fujian, China, was arrested in front of a fastfood restaurant at Virra Mall in Greenhills.
Apart from the 10 kilos of shabu, police also confiscated Wang’s black Toyota Innova.
Metro Manila police director Joel Pagdilao said the NCRPO is supporting the program of National Police director Ricardo Marquez in crime fighting operations.
He assured the public that the NCRPO is continuously strengthening its anti-criminality campaign particularly on illegal drugs to promote peace and order in the Metro.
“Illegal drugs have no place in our community. We all know what illegal drugs do to lives of our people and to the communities they live in. Let us help each other in dealing a final blow to the drug menace,” Pagdilao said.