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Quezon cops arrest drug suspect with P3.6M shabu

July 8, 2023 Gemi Formaran 467 views

PAGBILAO, Quezon—Police operatives on Friday seized some P3.6 million worth of shabu following the arrest of a drug suspect in Brgy. Sta. Catalina in this town.

Quezon police director Col. Ledon Monte identified the suspect as Samuel Marino, 23, jobless, and resident of said place.

Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU) operatives under Capt. Jojo Pangilinan assisted by agents of the Provincial Intelligence Unit (PIU) and Pagbilao police station arrested Marino with that volume of shabu.

In a phone interview, Pangilinan said Marino was arrested while handing 2 heat- sealed transparent plastic sachets containing shabu in exchange to marked P20,000 cash.

He said they seized a total of 180 grams of shabu with an street value of P3,672,000 and 20 pieces of marked P1,000 bills.

The seized illegal drugs and various drug paraphernalia were brought to PNP Provincial Crime Laboratory Office in Lucena City for examination.

Pangilinan said the illegal drugs were dumped by suppliers from Metro Manila and picked up by Marino.