Authorities Raided and Arrest 4 Police and 1 Civilian in a Shabu-Lab in Subic
4 policemen and a civilian were arrested in the discovered shabu-lab used to manufacture illegal drugs in Subic, Olongapo City.
According to a report by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Philippine National Police in the National Capital Region (PNP CIDG- NCR), the arrested policemen were identified as PLt Reynato Basa Jr., PCpl Gino dela Cruz, PCpl Edesyr Victor Alipio, and PCpl Godfrey Duclayan Parentela.
The four policemen, who were caught at 336-B Finback Street, Kalayaan in the Subic Bay Freeport area, were assigned to Station 2 of the Olongapo City Police Office, based on the report of Bandera.
Jericho Dabu, a resident of Olongapo, was arrested after selling a kilo of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu to a poseur-buyer from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
Seized from the suspects were 300 grams of suspected shabu, some laboratory equipment and chemicals used in the manufacture of illegal drugs, four Glock 17 9mm pistols, five cellphones, a Honda Civic 1996 sedan with license plate UKM 779, and several bundles of boodle money used in the operation.
According to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority’s Intelligence and Investigation Office, surveillance began around 2:00 pm on Thursday while the buy-bust operation continued after midnight after Dabu sold a kilo.
Based on an unconfirmed report from the police, a foreigner allegedly formed the syndicate behind the illegal drug operation. Currently, the police are conducting follow-up operations on the said information.
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