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PRESS RELEASE # 105/20

DATE :  August 27, 2020

Three million four hundred thousand pesos (Php3,400,000.00) worth of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, was seized during a buy-bust operation in Manila on August 25, 2020. Three drug personalities were also arrested during the operation.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Wilkins M. Villanueva said that the illegal drugs were confiscated from the suspects identified as Abolkahair Mapandi y Mala; Jamilah Mapandi y Mipanga; and Cathy Fatima Ampatoa y Wali. They were arrested by joint elements of PDEA Regional Office III (PDEA RO III) under the supervision of Director II Christian O. Frivaldo, PDEA Regional Office-National Capital Region (RO-NCR), and local police along Gonzalo Street, Quiapo, Manila.

Confiscated during the operation were suspected shabu, weighing more or less 500 grams, with an estimated value of Php3,400,000.00,  and the buy-bust money.

The suspects will be charged 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.

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