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Chinese national nabbed for drugs

Pat C. Santos



Combined elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Manila Police District (MPD) nabbed a Chinese national in a buy-bust operation in Sta. Cruz, Manila yesterday morning.

P/Maj. Rosalino Ibay Jr., MPD-Special Mayor’s Reaction Team chief, identified the suspect as Peter Chua of Chinatown Gold Center in Ongpin, Sta. Cruz, Manila.

A police poseur-buyer bought from the suspect illegal drugs worth P500. Following the exchange, he was arrested and handcuffed.

The suspect did not resist when the police grabbed him.

Confiscated from the suspect was suspected shabu weighing about 50 grams and with a street value of P340,000.

Chua is now detained at the MPD-SMaRT detention center prior to the filing of charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002 before the Manila City Prosecutor’s Office.