HIGH-VALUE CATCH. Operatives make an inventory of the 40 kilograms of shabu with an estimated value of PHP272 million seized from a Chinese national in Quezon City on Sunday (July 3, 2022). A similar operation in Dasmariñas City, Cavite resulted in the arrest of another Chinese with 220 kilos of shabu worth PHP1.496 billion. (Photo courtesy of PDEA)

MANILA – Anti-narcotics operatives seized PHP1.768 billion worth of shabu from two Chinese nationals in separate buy-bust operations in Quezon City and Cavite on Sunday.

Derrick Carreon, spokesperson of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), said in a statement that Cai Jia Zhu (alias Anson Chua), 41 and a resident of Cuevasville Subdivision, Molino III, Bacoor, Cavite, was arrested around 10:30 a.m. along Ma. Clara St., near Banawe St., in Quezon City.

PDEA and Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group agents confiscated 40 kilograms of shabu with an estimated value of PHP272 million, a sedan, and assorted identification cards bearing the name of Cai Jia Zhu.

In Cavite, authorities seized 220 kilos of shabu worth PHP1.496 billion at about 11:30 a.m. from Hai Lin, also 41, in Dasmariñas City, where he resides. (PNA)