7 Chinese nabbed as PDEA, PNP shut down ‘shabu lab’ in Pampanga
MAGALANG, Pampanga — A suspected shabu laboratory operating inside a piggery and poultry farm at a village here was shut down in a Wednesday (Sept. 7) morning raid by the police and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
The laboratory was concealed beneath a warehouse in Barangay (village) Balitucan at the foot of Mount Arayat, and was three kilometers east of the regional police training center and the Central Luzon Drug Rehabilitation Center.
Police detained seven Chinese nationals who were at the compound. They were identified as Luey Wang, Philip Chang, Wang Shi Xu, Alvin Wang who also used the name James, Xiao Po, Sonny Si, and a woman who identified herself as Susan.
Five children, aged 7 to 15 years old, were also found at the compound and were taken into custody by social workers.
The operation was led by Wilkins Villanueva, PDEA director for the National Capital Region, armed with a search warrant from a Cabanatuan City court. He said the Magalang laboratory was part of a network of five facilities that have been supplying drugs in Luzon.
Wang said he operated the piggery for the last two years and said he had no knowledge about the laboratory under the warehouse where feeds were milled and mixed. SFM
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