- The PNP was able to seize 200 kilos of shabu worth P1 billion.
- An unnamed tipster gave PNP chief Dela Rosa the exact location of the drugs in a Cagayan resort.
- The police are still trying to find the people behind the shabu operation.
The Philippine National Police (PNP), under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte and PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, is off to a strong start.
Just barely a week after the inauguration of Duterte, the PNP was able to score its biggest illegal drugs haul in history, seizing 200 kilos of shabu that amounted to P900 million.
The illegal drugs were found placed inside 180 plastic bags divided into seven black bags and one ice chest and buried one meter deep in a resort in Barangay Culao, Cagayan.
According to the new PNP chief, the exact location of the shabu was provided to the police by an unnamed source. After receiving the tip, Dela Rosa told the acting chief of the PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (AIDG), Senior Supt. Albert Ferro, to check the validity of the information.
“The information was given by a tipster. I asked Colonel Ferro to go there and check and the information turned out to be positive,” said Dela Rosa.
The police were able to locate and dig up the shabu at around 2 p.m., Sunday. The drugs were then taken to Camp Crame.
Dela Rosa refused to give any details about the tipster, including how the latter was able to get the exact location of the drugs in Cagayan – suspected as one of the main smuggling areas for illegal drugs in the Philippines. The PNP chief believes that drugs are brought into Cagayan by sea.
Although a large amount of shabu drugs were seized, the police were not able to arrest any of the suspects. However, investigations are still ongoing to find whereabouts of the drug traders. - DN, Kami Media