Camarines Sur drug den yields P6-million shabu

By Melissa Basmayor

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The suspects were arrested in possession of over a kilo of shabu, believed to have a street value of around P6 million. Philstar.com/File photo

MILAOR, Philippines (Bicol Standard) – Mayor Anthony "Labas" Reyes plans to intensify the campaign on illegal drugs after the arrest of two suspected big-time suppliers of shabu in this town in Camarines Sur on Monday.

Reyes told the media that Macneil Abines and Christian Abines confirmed to him that their major market covers the towns of Minalabac, San Fernando, Pasacao, Pamplona and Libmanan, among others.

The siblings were arrested in possession of over a kilo of shabu, believed to have a street value of around P6 million.

The agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said that the siblings were so elusive and would not even engage in the selling of shabu in smaller quantities, and thus could not be apprehended in buy-bust operations.

The police, meanwhile, are now investigating the names of those allegedly involved in the drug trade in the above-mentioned municipalities. - With report from Oscar Esmenda

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Melissa Basmayor is the editor-in-chief of the Bicol Standard, a regional partner of Philstar.com.

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