Authorities arrested two high-value drug personalities and seized over P54.7M worth of suspected shabu in a buy-bust operation in Caloocan City on Friday.
PMaj. Amor Cerillo identified the suspects as Ali Usman aka Tukayo, 38, and Von Emil Flores aka Jeff, 37.
They were collared during the sting operation conducted by Northern Police District-District Drug Enforcement Unit (NPD- DDEU) personnel inside the Monaliza Lodge in Brgy. Bagong Barrio around 12:30 a.m.
Recovered from the suspects were a piece of medium heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing an undetermined amount of suspected shabu, eight large Chinese tea bags containing suspected shabu; one plastic of suspected shabu, buy-bust money and one sack bag.
The confiscated suspected shabu has an estimated total weight of more or less 8,055 grams with standard street value amounting to P54,774,000.
Suspects are presently detained at the NPD detention facility. All collected pieces of evidence were turned over to forensic unit for confirmatory testing.
The said operation came on the heels of a P54.5M shabu bust in Taguig City.