Cops collar 3 Taiwanese, Pinay pal for huge drug haul

September 11, 2018
The three Taiwanese suspects during their arrest. Photo by Gemi Formaran

INFANTA, Quezon -- Joint police teams  and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents yesterday arrested three Taiwanese and a Filipina following the seizure of huge amount of suspected shabu and different materials used in the manufacturing of the illegal drugs during an anti-drug operation in Bgy. Dinahican, here.

Quezon police director Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman identified those arrested as JhuoTian-You, alias Pempao, Wang Ching-Huang, alias Wang, Lin Ching-Weng, alias Awon, all Taiwan nationals, and Kimberly de Vera, a Filipina girlfriend of Jhou-Tian-You and resident of Angeles City, Pampanga.

De Guzman said the operation was carried out at 4 a.m. along the shoreline of Purok Visayan Village by joint elements of Special Operations Unit, PNP-Drug Enforcement Group led by Supt. Reynaldo Ramos and Infanta Municipal Station under Chief Insp. Lowell Atienza, PNP-Maritime Group and PDEA-4A.

He said the operation resulted in the seizure of 10 sacks of chemicals believed to be used in manufacture of shabu and 22 gallons containing 30 liters of liquid substance.

In a phone interview, Atienza said they accosted the suspects shortly after the huge motorboat they were riding in docked along the shoreline of the village.

“They themselves operated the motorboat all the way from their point of origin up to this island without the help of any Filipino crew,” said Atienza.

Aside from the chemicals believed to be used in manufacturing illegal drugs, Atienza said PDEA agents are still examining the content of two of the sacks they seized.

“If those susbstance turned out to be finished product, its worth will be millions of pesos,” Atienza said.

Sometime last April, local fishermen fished out seven kilos of cocaine worth P162 million inside a plastic container floating along the sea waters along the boundaries of Perez, Quezon and Camarines Sur. 

Days later, another group of fishermen found kilos of emulsion or undried cocaine in a plastic container that could produce several kilos of cocaine.

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