P145.5M Worth of Suspected Shabu Seized in Zamboanga City


Anti-narcotics agents have seized suspected shabu worth approximately P145.5 million in Zamboanga City, marking the largest haul of illegal drugs in the Zamboanga Peninsula to date.

On May 2, 2024, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Zamboanga (PDEA-9) conducted an operation. This operation led to the arrest of four suspects. Authorities recovered 21.4 kilos of suspected shabu, a caliber .45 pistol, and ammunition.

Here are some details according to the report of GMA Regional TV News.

Arrested and Charged

The suspects are currently in detention and will face charges under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act (RA 9165). They will also face charges under the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act (RA 10591).

The PDEA-9 said the massive seizure has significantly disrupted the illegal drug trade in the region.

Combating Illegal Drugs

“This major seizure dealt a significant blow to the illegal drug trade network operating within the region, disrupting supply chains and thwarting attempts to distribute narcotics into local communities,” PDEA-9 said in a statement.

“PDEA and PNP remain steadfast in their commitment to dismantling drug syndicates and holding accountable those responsible for fueling the cycle of addiction and crime,” the statement added.

The operation highlights the continuing efforts by law enforcement agencies to combat the distribution of illegal drugs in the Philippines. It also underscores their commitment to tackling the spread of illegal firearms. The successful bust is expected to impact local drug networks and reduce the supply of illegal substances in surrounding areas.

Read Also: Woman Caught with P3.4M Suspected Shabu at Batangas Port


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