MANILA, Philippines – Authorities nabbed a suspected member of a notorious drug syndicate during a buy-bust operation in Makati City last Thursday.
The arrest of Antonio Medina de Leon also led to the confiscation of P400,000 worth of shabu, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. said De Leon, alias “Tony”, is a suspected member of the Morales Drug syndicate which operates in the cities of Pasay and Manila.
A poseur-buyer was able to meet De Leon in a pre-arranged transaction along H. Santos Street, Barangay Tejeros.
After the suspect received the buy-bust money in exchange for sachets of shabu, weighing approximately 92 grams, PDEA agents immediately swooped down on De Leon.
De Leon now faces charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.