Cops raid shabu tiangge in Agusan del Sur

Posted at 03/08/2014 11:58 PM

AGUSAN DEL SUR – Operatives of the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency raided a "shabu tiangge" in Barangay Taglatawan, Bayugan City on Saturday, which led to the arrest of four suspects.

The authorities were armed with 19 search warrants when they raided the compound of a Muslim village from Buri Street to Durian Street, following reports that there is a shabu tiangge or drug den in the area.

To prevent the possibility of a shootout, police and PDEA agents surrounded the compound.

However, the arrested suspects’ cohorts, sensing the presence of authorities in the area, were able to escape and left behind a number of packets containing suspected shabu.

According to officials, the area has been the subject of surveillance by PNP and PDEA agents due to the rampant illegal drugs transactions there. -- Report from Richmond Hinayon, ABS-CBN News Caraga