Philippine National Police Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (AIDSOTF) and Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA) together with PNP CALABARZON seized 84 kilos of shabu (Methamphetamine Hydrochloride) worth P420 million (P5 million per kilo) on Leviste ranch in Batangas December 25, 2013, Christmas Day.
The authorities armed with issued search warrant rushed to the area and retrieve 84 kilos of identified shabu in which already packed in vacuum-sealed plastic packets stuffed inside four big travelling nags and ready for delivery and distribution.
Alongside the entrapment operation, the three other suspect identified only by their alias, “Al”, “Jamie” and “Joey”, who confirmed to be involved of the drug laboratory operation escaped the arrest.
The LPL Ranch is owned by former Batangas Governor Antonio Leveste wh was recently granted a parole and the ranch is being leased out to a certain Jorge Torres who currently under the operatives manhunt operation.
According to PNP spokesman Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac, aside from the illegal drugs the team seized, a .45 caliber pistol with 10 live bullets and a 12-gauge Winchester shotgun were also found inside the drug lab. Drug paraphernalia used in manufacturing were also confiscated during the operation.
According to the followed up reports, the three arrested suspects are members of the Mexican-Chinese drug syndicate which operates in Asia.
The arrested drug dealers are facing criminal charges for violating the Comprehensive Drug Act of 2002 and currently detained at the AIDSOTF Headquarters in Camp Crame for parliamentary investigation.