Duterte wants mega shabu lab converted into rehab facility

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 27 2016 04:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he wants for a seized shabu laboratory in Arayat, Pampanga to be transformed into a rehabilitation facility.

Police last week discovered a shabu laboratory near a piggery in Barangay San Juan Baño.

During his visit at the laboratory, Duterte said the government should sequester the property and turn it into a rehabilitation facility.

“I suggest that this building.. but you have to strengthen foundation, you can have two floors here for rehab,” Duterte said.

“I will find the money, sigurado yan. I can have about P25 to P50 million. It’s gonna be a beautiful rehab center.”

The laboratory was allegedly operated by Chinese nationals, led by a certain Mr. Chua.

Duterte said the laboratory could produce as much as 400 kilograms of shabu in a day.

One of the alleged operators, Hong Wengzheng, was arrested during the raid. At least four of his alleged cohorts are now being pursued by policemen.