P68M shabu seized, 2 foreigners nabbed


    OPERATIVES of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested two foreigners, one of them a female, and seized 10 kilos of shabu with a street value of P68 million in an anti-narcotics operation in Quezon City yesterday morning.

    PDEA chief Aaron Aquino identified the two as Lawrence Obinna Ikegwuruka, 27, a Nigerian, and Michella Tsimaloto Augustine, 23, alias Beyonce, of Madagascar.

    Aquino said the two were nabbed by operatives of PDEA-Intelligence and Investigation Service and PDEA-National Capital Region’s Regional Special Enforcement Team at around 9:30 a.m. on Don A. Roces Ave. in Barangay Paligsahan.

    The two were nabbed by PDEA operatives after handing drugs to a poseur buyer.

    Four men were arrested in separate anti-drug operations in Pasig and Marikina yesterday and police seized over P320,000 worth of suspected shabu

    Brig Gen. Johnson Almazan, Eastern Police District director, identified the four as Peter Ernest De Leon, 19; Neogene Paredes, 39; Jomar Cabulagan, 38; and Alvin Velasco.

    Seized from them were four sachets containing 47.15 grams of suspected shabu and drug paraphernalia.

    In Cardona Rizal, two brothers were arrested during a buy-bust operation at Sitio Ampucao, Barangay Iglesia yesterday. Police seized suspected shabu worth P500,000.

    Col. Renato Alba, Rizal PNP provincial director, identified the two as Niño Campo, 37; and his brother Billie, 32, who has formerly surrendered to authorities as a drug suspect.

    Police seized more than P30,000 worth of suspected shabu and nabbed an alleged drug pusher in a buy-bust operation in Las Piñas City last Monday.

    The suspect was identified as Eric Davin, 42, a resident of Las Piñas City.

    Seized from him were two sachets of suspected shabu weighing around five grams worth P34,000. – With Christian Oineza and Rod Lagusad