NBI apprehends individual with P16M worth of shabu in Pasay City

Man Arrested in Pasay City with P16 Million Worth of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride

Pasay City – A man was apprehended by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in possession of 2,454.85 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride, commonly known as shabu, with an estimated street value of P16 million. The suspect, identified as Raymond Darag Dulla, was taken into custody on September 14th and has since been charged with the illegal transportation of prohibited drugs under Section 5 of Republic Act No. 9165, also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

According to a statement released by the NBI, the confiscated drugs underwent forensic examination which confirmed their identity as shabu. Additionally, Dulla tested positive for both marijuana and shabu during a drug test.

The arrest of Dulla occurred during an operation conducted by the NBI National Capital Region (NBI-NCR) along Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City. Acting on information received, the NBI-NCR intercepted Dulla, who was travelling in a taxi. Upon confiscation, tape dispensers containing a white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu were discovered.

The NBI provided further details regarding the operation, stating that they received information that Dulla would be transporting shabu concealed within tape dispensers placed inside a brown box on September 14, 2023. Additional information revealed that Dulla would be renting a taxi and travelling along the service road near Kenny Roger’s along Roxas Boulevard and Heritage Hotel in Pasay City around 8:00 in the evening.

Based on this information, NBI-NCR agents positioned themselves in the area where the taxi was expected to pass. When they spotted the taxi with Dulla inside, they discreetly followed it. Eventually, the NBI-NCR operatives intercepted the taxi, blocking its escape before Dulla could accelerate.

The NBI commends its agents for their vigilance and successful apprehension of Dulla, who now faces severe legal consequences for his alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade. The agency remains committed to safeguarding the welfare of the public through ongoing efforts to combat drug trafficking in Pasay City and across the nation.

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