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SPD buy-bust in P’que yields P23.4-m shabu

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THE Southern Police District (SPD) has announced the seizure of P23.4 million worth of shabu during a buy-bust operation early Saturday morning in Parañaque City.

The entrapment conducted by Parañaque City Police – Substation 4 and Station Drug Enforcement Unit on Balimbing Street, Phase 3 Olivarez Compound, in Barangay San Dionisio also resulted in the arrest of 41 years old volunteer fireman Jonnie Romo.

SPD director Brig. Gen. Kirby John Kraft said Romo, alias Han, was suspected to be involved in the drug trade in southern Metro Manila.

Seized from the suspect were 3,450 grams of shabu worth P23.46 million, a weighing scale, a brown envelope, one blue-green eco bag, and the cash and boodle money used in the entrapment operation.

Drug charges were being prepared against Romo for subsequent filing at the Parañaque prosecutor’s office.

The confiscated shabu will be turned over to the SPD Forensic Unit for quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Metro Manila Police director Maj. Gen. Edgar Alan Okubo commended the SPD and the Paranaque City Police for the successful operation.

“The success of this operation exemplifies the dedication and tireless efforts of the SPD and the local community in promoting peace and order,” Okubo said.

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