P136M shabu seized in Pasig, 3 arrested


    ANTI-NARCOTICS operatives seized 20 kilos of suspected shabu worth P136 million and arrested three suspected drug dealers connected with a Chinese drug syndicate in Pasig on Wednesday night.

    PDEG chief Brig. Gen. Romeo Caramat identified the three as Joel Narido, 39; Maria Teresa Concil, 35; and Ronald Solomon, 41. Caramat said they were nabbed by a combined team from the DEG, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, National Capital Region Police Office, and Eastern Police District in a buy-bust operation.

    Caramat said the three were nabbed at around 7 p.m. at Westbank road in Maybunga, Pasig City while selling shabu to a poseur-buyer. The shabu was packed in 20 plastic packs and placed in a Guanyinwang Chinese tea bag. Also seized from them was P1 million in cash.

    Caramat said he believes the suspects are working under Filipino bosses connected with the Chinese Triad drug syndicate.

    “They are what we call horses; we term it horses in the drug parlance. These are couriers of the of the big-time drug syndicaes,” said Caramat, adding the seized drugs may be part of the 782 kilos of shabu, worth P5.6 billion, seized in Marilao, Bulancan last June based on the packaging. Chinese drug trafficker Yuwen Cai and his two Filipino cohorts were arrested in that operation. – With Christian Oineza