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Over 3.1M worth of imported shabu seized in controlled delivery operation

PAMPANGA — A male claimant was apprehended with 458 grams of imported shabu worth P3,114,400.00 after a controlled delivery operation at Gen. Lucban St., Barangay Bangca, Makati City.

According to authorities, the parcel was sent to a certain Adrian Lagar, whose real name is Adrian Lagarde, 31 years old, and a resident of Brgy Lucban, Makati City.

PDEA team leader said that the parcel containing the illegal substances originated from Philadelphia, United States.

“The shipment arrived at the Port of Clark last July 3, 2023. The parcel was declared as a bread toaster and consigned to Lagarte”, the team leader added.

Lagarte yielded 458 grams of crystal meth (shabu) with an estimated street value of P3,114,400.00.

The successful operation was conducted by the combined elements of the PDEA Pampanga Provincial Office, PDEA RO III Airport Interdiction Unit, Bureau of Customs (BOC) Port of Clark, PDEA NCR and the local police.

Violation of Section 4 (importation of dangerous drugs) of Republic Act 9165 will be charged against the arrested claimant. (UnliNews Online)

Manny D. Balbin
Manny D. Balbin
Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, founder and editor-in-chief of UNLINEWS ONLINE and UNLINEWS Digital Newspaper, is a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated college with Philosophy and Political Science courses at the University of Santo Tomas, Legazpi City. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, People's Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before, he simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspapers in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). He is the founder and the former editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, both in weekly newspaper and online news. A former Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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