Authorities have seized suspected shabu with an estimated street value of PHP34.6 million and arrested a suspect listed on drug watchlist during an operation in Caloocan City, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas said on Friday.
Sinas identified the suspect as Uriel Hewe Jr., 31, of Block 15, Lot 7, Mangga St., Amparo Subdivision, Barangay 179, Caloocan.
A Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) driver by profession, Hewe was arrested in a buy-bust by operatives of Drug Enforcement Unit of Caloocan City Police Station around 3 p.m. on Thursday.
“The anti-illegal drugs campaign will spare no one, holiday or no holiday,” Sinas said in a statement.
Police records show that Hewe was listed on the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) watchlist.
Based on the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) report, the authorities recovered from Hewe were an ice plastic bag containing shabu; five large vacuum-sealed transparent plastic bags containing shabu; three foil wrappers Chinese tea bag labels; and a Cal. .45 ARMSCOR pistol with serial no. 1264262, among others.
Charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the suspect. PNA.GOV.PH