Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) made two big arrests on Sunday in Metro Manila that resulted in a total of at least P1 billion in illegal drugs seized.
PDEA agents arrested a Chinese suspect in a drug bust on Aguinaldo Highway in Imus, Cavite at around 4 p.m. on Sunday with 117 kilograms of crystal meth, also known locally as shabu, seized from him estimated at P795 million.
The suspect was identified as 38-year-old Man Kuok Wong, also known as Jose Baluyot Wong. Also seized from him were a Toyota Corolla sedan, a Mazda CX-5 sport utility vehicle, and a Nissan GTR sports car.
Wong, now under PDEA custody, is facing charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Earlier on Sunday or at around 3:00 p.m., PDEA agents seized P257 million worth of crystal meth from another Chinese suspect in Paranaque City.
“Apparently, based on the packaging there are similarities [in the seized items],” PDEA spokesperson Derrick Carreon told reporters.
The suspect was identified as Zhizun Chen, 38, a resident of 168 Tower 2 in Binondo, Manila, who was arrested during the bust at the parking lot of a grocery chain in Barangay Baclaran.
Besides the 38 kilograms of the suspected shabu, also seized from Chen were two sedans. PDEA said the suspect is also facing charges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. SOVEREIGNPH