MANILA – Authorities arrested two drug suspects and seized PHP136 million worth of shabu in Parañaque City on Tuesday night, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Wednesday.
In a report, PDEA spokesperson Derrick Carreon said the suspects -- Mark Joseph Cortez, 36 and Jacqueline Espinosa, 37, yielded some 20 kilos of shabu wrapped in Chinese tea bags and buy-bust money during the operation at around 5:50 p.m. at Concorde Village in Barangay Tambo.
He said a third suspect identified as Marion King John Cortez was able to evade arrest.
Joint operatives from PDEA Regional Office 4-A Special Enforcement Team, PDEA National Capital Region and the local police conducted the buy-bust operation.
The suspects will be charged with the violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (PNA)