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50 kilos of unrefined shabu found in van


Some 50 kilos of suspected semi-processed shabu and other chemicals were discovered by the police inside an abandoned van at the parking lot of Mall of Asia (MOA) grounds in Pasay City yesterday.

Senior Supt. Joel Doria, chief of Pasay City Police, said that Pasay City police operatives found the unrefined shabu placed in transparent packs past 9 a.m.

In an interview, Doria said the suspected illegal drugs and chemicals were found following a report from security guard Jordan Bornia.

Bornia told the MOA Police Community Precinct (PCP-11) that he noticed a white Transvan Foton vehicle with conduction sticker GB2585, which was left unattended for almost two weeks along the Seaside parking area of MOA.

Upon arrival, members of Pasay Station Anti-Illegal Drugs-Special Operation Task Group (SAID-SOTG) found the van loaded with boxes of chemicals.

However, Doria noted that the chemicals are not yet considered as finished products since they are just one of the components in manufacturing shabu.

“Isa sa mga nakita ay ‘yung sako ng caustic soda kung tawagin. Isa itong kemikal o kumbaga ‘ingredient’ sa paggawa ng iligal na droga tulad ng shabu,” said Doria.

Doria also said that no suspect has been arrested yet.

The chemicals found were sent to the Southern Police District (SPD) crime laboratory in Taguig City for examination, Doria said. (MARTIN A. SADONGDONG)