Authorities seized around Php 5.7 billion worth of crystallized methamphetamine, locally known as shabu, from three high-value targets during a buy-bust operation on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Tondo, Manila.
Manila Police District Dir. PBGen Bernabe Balba identified the suspects Anowar Mocamad, Tato Amril, and Fatima Garcia. All the suspects came from Cotabato.
Police said that the suspects operate not only in Manila but also in Paranaque, Pasay, and Antipolo.
Authorities did a surveillance of the suspects before conducting a buy-bust operation in Brgy. 125, Balot, Tondo.
Aside from the narcotics, police also recovered Php 16,000 buy bust money, and three cellphones.
The MPD currently has custody of the three suspects who are now facing charges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act, also known as Republic Act No. 9165.