(Photo courtesy of SPD)

MANILA – Members of the Southern Police District (SPD) seized PHP54 million worth of shabu and arrested two suspects in a buy-bust in Taguig City on Thursday night.

In a report, SPD director, Brig. Gen. Jimili Macaraeg identified the suspects as Marisa Asi, 34; and Muslimin Kamid, 32, both of Barangay Maharlika, Taguig.

The suspects yielded five plastic sachets containing shabu weighing around 25 grams worth PHP170,000 and eight plastic packs weighing around eight kilograms worth PHP54.4 million during the operation in Barangay Maharlika at around 11:15 p.m.

Also recovered from them was a genuine PHP1,000 bill placed on top of 34 PHP1,000 bills used as boodle money and a pouch.

The suspects who are now temporarily detained at the SPD District Drug Enforcement Unit Office will be charged with the violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (PNA)