May 13, 2015
MANILA, Philippines – Two Chinese nationals were arrested in a buy bust operation that resulted in the seizure of a kilo of shabu worth P5 million in Quezon City Thursday noon.
Chief Inspector Enrico Figueroa, head of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) District Anti-Illegal Drugs-Special Operations Task Group (DAID-SOTG), identified the arrested suspects as Xiongwei Chen, alias “Choleng,” 42, and Weier Chen, 40, both natives of Fujian, China and residing at Block 5, Lot 4, West Sacred Heart St., Canumay, Valenzuela City.
Figueroa said Weier is also using the names Willy Ang Tan and Edman Farillas.
According to Figueroa, the buy-bust operation was conducted at around 12:30 p.m.
He said DAID-SOTG operatives, who pretended as buyers, arranged to buy from the suspects 250 grams of shabu, which they allegedly sold for P500,000.
They initially agreed to set the drug deal somewhere in Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.
But while the drug deal was being done, the suspects apparently sensed the presence of the police, prompting them to try escaping using their get-away vehicle, a red Mitsubishi Adventure (XSN-536).
A brief chase ensued that resulted in the arrest of the suspects, who were cornered near the Red Cross building along C.P. Garcia Avenue in Brgy. UP Campus, Quezon City.
An additional 750 grams of suspected shabu were later recovered from them.
Aside from the five transparent plastic bags containing one kilogram of shabu and the vehicle, Figueroa said three mobile phones and the boodle money topped by two marked P1,000 bills were also seized from the suspects.
“Mga one month din ang ginawa naming surveillance sa mga suspects,” Figueroa said.
“Karugtong ito ng mga previous operations na ginawa namin,” he added.
Figueroa said the suspects will be charged with violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. – MBL