2 Chinese yield shabu in drug bust

Posted at May 04 2012 02:19 PM | Updated as of May 04 2012 10:19 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Two Chinese nationals were arrested in a buy-bust operation inside a restaurant in Pasig City on Thursday.

Suspects Qingjian Shi and Benson Chua were caught with 400 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) and P1.5 million marked money.

Senior Inspector Virgilio Santiago said the suspects had been subjects of a surveillance operation. They are facing charges of violating sections 5 (sale) and 11 (possession) of Republict Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Operations are ongoing to capture other cohorts of the arrested suspects, he said. – Umagang Kay Ganda, May 4 2012