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Cops dismantle another shabu lab in Pampanga

  • Written by Rudy J. Abular With Zaida delos Ryes-Palanca
  • Published in Provincial
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CAMP Olivas, Pampanga -- Police are now looking for three Chinese nationals following the dismantling of a clandestine shabu laboratory in Sitio Sto. Nino, Bgy.  San Juan, Apalit town, over the weekend.

Chief Supt. Aaron N. Aquino, Police Regional Office 3 director, immediately ordered the arrest of the suspects identified as Raymond T. Gan, Robert Ngan Yiu Ting alias Robert Gan and his wife Lolita Gan.
   
Aquino said the suspects were the owners of an abandoned warehouse reportedly used in manufacturing illegal drugs. The warehouse is a feedmill factory and which was being used by the suspects as front for their illegal activities.
   
According to Aquino, Sheriff IV Enrique Calaguas, of the City of Malolos, Bulacan Regional Trial Court-Branch 79, accidentally discovered the shabu lab while serving a writ of execution of an abandoned warehouse last Saturday regarding a civil case between Feedmix Specialist II Inc. and the suspects.
   
Upon breaking the door of the warehouse, Calaguas, who was with the company of local policemen, saw suspicious equipment and chemicals allegedly used in the manufacture of illegal drugs, prompting them to call for assistance.
   
Forensic personnel from the Regional Crime Laboratory Office conducted an inspection and inventory at the said warehouse and seized equipment and controlled precursors and essential chemicals used in the production of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) which include a sack of sodium hydroxide (cautic soda flake), five blue gallons of hydrogen peroxihe, three electric motors, three boxes of red phosporous, 11 sacks of sodium hydroxide, one opened white sack containing 10 packs of white powder with label KBH4 weighing one kilogram each, bundles of TLC paper, 16 sacks of rocky solar salts, one bottle of red phosporous red, two stainless vacuum pumps, 10 sacks of activated carbon, an Echuang VXIACUUM packaging machine, a manual weighing scale, a brown cylindrical barrel containing gray pellets, one green cylindrical steel containing brown powder, three boxes with three rectangular stainless pan, a black bag containing 15 packs of white powder with label KBH4, a five-cu.ft. white American Home freezer, a porta
ble digital weighing scale, a big digital weighing scale, a red box containing electronic pocket weighing scale, an LPG tank weighing 39.5kg and a 3D gas stove.
   
Police yesterday filed charges of possession of illegal drugs before the court against the suspects.