MANILA - Authorities seized at least P34 million worth of shabu during a joint operation in Bongao town, Tawi-Tawi on Tuesday.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Aaron Aquino said 3 suspects, identified as Haberson Jaafar, Elmer Jamadin and Adzfar Sali, were also arrested.
The illegal drugs, which were seized from a public building in Barangay Poblacion, weighed more or less 5 kilograms, PDEA said in a statement.
Four mobile phones were also confiscated from the suspects.
PDEA said the suspects will be charged with violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), and Section 26 (Conspiracy to Sell Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.