Authorities on Thursday raided a house in San Juan City allegedly being used as laboratory for making “shabu” (crystal meth) and seized chemicals and an undetermined quality of controlled precursors and other essential chemicals including assorted suspected apparatus and equipment.
According to the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), the raided laboratory at No.5 Arthur Street in North Greenhills, San Juan City can produce around 30 kilos of “shabu” worth P204 million in one process.
The alleged maintainer of the raided laboratory, however, managed to elude arrest.
The raid was conducted with a search warrant and was witnessed by a local official.
Senior Supt. Dindo Reyes, San Juan City Police chief said in a statement that they have identified the alleged maintainer of the “shabu” laboratory but declined to reveal his identity pending the result of follow-up operations on his other alleged shabu laboratories in the eastern part of Metro Manila.
The San Juan police chief however confirmed that the suspect is a Filipino and belongs to the group of Kim Jeong Hee, a Korean national and alleged chemist who was recently arrested by the police for possession of illegal drugs.
Scene of the Crime Operatives and investigators are still processing the crime scene, the San Juan police said.