Shabu confiscated from past buy-bust operations in the National Capital Region and Maguindanao have matched the shabu seized at the Manila International Container Port in August, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said.
Director General Aaron Aquino on Saturday said laboratory results showed that samples from recently recovered sachets of the drug in Quezon City, Manila, Muntinlupa City and Maguindanao were similar to samples from the seized P3.4 billion worth of shabu at the MICP.
He said the samples were illegal drugs seized from PDEA’s entrapment operations in Maguindanao’s Sitio Tenorio, Barangay Awang Dos on July 19; Quezon City’s Congressional Avenue, Barangay Bahay Toro in Quezon City on Aug. 1; Manila’s Ronquillo Street, Sta. Cruz, Manila on Aug. 26; and Muntinlupa’s Alabang Town Center on Oct. 1.
“What we had confiscated matched the illegal drugs seized at the MICP. These are similar and correlated. It only means they came from one source,” Aquino said.
PDEA also maintained that four magnetic lifters found in a warehouse in Cavite also contained shabu worth P6.8 billion.
The magnetic lifters from both in MICP and Cavite “had close resemblance,” the agency said.