PRESS RELEASE # 246/19
DATE : September 6, 2019
P1.3 million worth of shabu seized
A big-time drug pusher was arrested during a buy-bust operation in Manila on September 4, 2019 that also resulted in the seizure of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, worth P1,300,000.00.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron N Aquino identified the suspect as Christopher Evasco Manalo, who was arrested at around 9:30 PM by joint elements of PDEA Regional Office III (PDEA RO III) under the supervision of Director Lyndon P. Aspacio, and PDEA SES in Quezon Street corner Herbosa Street, Barangay 112, Tondo, Manila.
Confiscated during the operation were two knot-tied transparent plastic bags containing suspected shabu, weighing more or less 200 grams, with an estimated value of Php1,300,000.00, and the buy-bust money.
A case for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, will be filed against the suspect.
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