Over ₱1B worth of illegal drugs seized in separate busts

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 3) — Authorities seized 260 kilos worth of suspected shabu in separate operations in Quezon City and Cavite on Sunday.

A report from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said the first drug bust happened at around 10:30 a.m. in Maria Clara St., Banawe, Quezon City where 40 kilos of shabu worth ₱272 million were recovered.

Also seized were a car and IDs, as well as a cellular phone.

Arrested was Cai Jia Zhu, who authorities said was also known as Anson Chua, a resident of Bacoor, Cavite.

A separate raid was launched at around 11:30 a.m. in Dasmariñas, Cavite where 220 kilos of the illegal drugs worth ₱1.496 billion were seized.

IDs and several cellular phones were also recovered in the operation.

Arrested was Hai Lin, a resident of Dasmariñas, Cavite.

The PDEA said cases regarding violations of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are now being prepared against the arrested individuals.