RM530 million worth of syabu siezed in the Philippines may be from China

MANILA: Nearly a tonne of syabu worth 6.7 billion pesos (RM530 million), recovered over the weekend here, may have originated from China.

Police Drug Enforcement Group (PDEG) public information officer, Lieutenant Lord Vincent Cortez, said this, based on their initial assessment into the seizure, reported.

In a series of operations here from Saturday, police recovered nearly a tonne of syabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride and arrested 10 people, including an anti narcotics officer from the PDEG.

"The syabu was wrapped in Chinese tea bags, like those we confiscated in past operations. Most probably this came from China," he said investigations are on going to determine where the illegal drugs came from.

"We will look into other possibilities. That is why we are still conducting a deeper inquiry on this matter," he said.

Apart from nabbing PDEG operative, the probe into the case is also trying to determine if other police officials are involved.

Philippine National Police chief General Rodolfo Azurin Jr said the latest accomplishment proves law enforcers can conduct high-impact operations in a bloodless war on drugs.

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