Chinese nabbed, P13-m shabu seized
Lawmen arrested a Chinese national and seized 15 kilos of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) worth P13 million during a buy-bust operation Friday night in Pasay City.
Southern Police District director Henry Ranola identified the suspect as Jian Gou Zhao, 34, who according to the documents found in his possession was from Fujian, China and temporarily residing in Sta. Cruz, Manila.
The suspect was detained at the Pasay City Police Station awaiting the filing of criminal charges at presstime.
Ranola said his men from the SPD Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group coordinated with Pasay City policemen to conduct a buy-bust operation along Roxas Boulevard following a week-long surveillance on the suspect’s illegal activity.
“Our policemen disguised as customers to buy shabu worth P1 million from the suspect. We initially recovered one plastic and when we searched his vehicle, there were 14 more plastics containing shabu,” he said.
The police also found two passports inside Zhao’s vehicle.
On Thursday, agents of the National Bureau of Investigation and police operatives arrested at least six foreigners who were caught having pot session at a KTV bar also in Pasay City.
The foreigners, said to be Hong Kong and Singaporean nationals, were arrested during a raid inside Plaza 66 KTV bar situated at AVIA International Club along Manlunas Street, New Port, Pasay City. They were caught using prohibited drugs inside a VIP room of the establishment.
The authorities also invited some guest relation officers and other employees of the KTV bar for questioning.
Recovered from the foreigners were undetermined quantity of shabu and ecstasy, a known party drug.
Prior to the arrest, the NBI placed the high-end bar under its surveillance and intelligence monitoring operation.
Police already filed criminal charges in relation to Republic Act 9165 (Dangerous Drug Act) against the foreigners before the Pasay City Prosecutors Office.