P75-M shabu seized in Roxas Blvd drug bust
MANILA -- Around 15 kilograms of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) were seized in a buy-bust operation along Roxas Boulevard on Wednesday morning.
Suspect Antonio Uy was arrested by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during the sting operation.
Uy attempted to escape on board his vehicle but was eventually arrested near Plaza Rajah Sulayman.
Authorities said the shabu seized from Uy was worth around P75 million.
According to PDEA chief Arturo Cacdac, the suspect had been under surveillance for two months.
He said, however, that they have yet to determine where Uy gets his supply of shabu.
Further investigation is still ongoing.
Meanwhile, Uy, who is now facing charges for violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act, denied the allegations against him. -- Report from Niko Baua, ABS-CBN News