5 Taiwanese arrested as gov’t agents raid shabu lab in Parañaque | Global News

5 Taiwanese arrested as gov’t agents raid shabu lab in Parañaque

/ 04:18 PM August 19, 2012

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MANILA, Philippines –A kitchen-type shabu laboratory inside a three-story house at a sprawling subdivision in Parañaque City, was dismantled early Sunday, leading to the arrest of five Taiwanese nationals and recovery of P150 million worth of equipment and processed shabu (methamphethamine hydrochloride).

The Taiwanese men at the No. 5 Santisima Trinidad St. in San Antonio Valley 12, woke up to operatives from the Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (AIDSOTF) of the Philippine National Police and local police who were already inside their house.


The authorities carried out the raid around 5 a.m. by virtue of a search warrant issued by Quezon City Regional Trial Court Judge Fernando Sagun.


“You couldn’t imagine that shabu was being cooked up there. It was a big house with a wide garden,” Senior Superintendent Billy Beltran, Parañaque police chief, said.

The upper-class neighborhood in the gated subdivision had no idea that something illegal was happening near them, he added.

The police said the arrested Taiwanese identified as Yu Kun Lin, Huang Yung, Yung Chun, Cheng Yu Teng, and Hsu Yun Pong have been placed in police custody pending the filing of charges against them.

Members of the Scene of the Crime Operatives were at the scene, Sunday noon, to do an inventory of the recovered precursors, processed metampethamine hydrochloride, and other drug paraphernalia.

The kitchen-type laboratory, according to Beltran, can cook up some 20 kilograms of shabu in one batch.

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