PDEA seizes P6.3-M shabu in Davao raid (Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines Authorities arrested four suspected drug peddlers during a raid in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, seizing P6.3-million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride, also known as shabu, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said on Wednesday.

PDEA director general Arturo Cacdac Jr. identified the suspects as Junaid Bancola, 35 Samerah Bancola, 23 both residents of Pasir, Malabang, Lanao del Sur and Moncao Bancola, 35 and Sarah Bancola, 38, of Sarimanok, Sabala Manao, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.

Belated reports showed that on August 17, around 4:10 a.m., combined operatives of PDEA and Tagum City police, armed with a search warrant, raided the house of the Bancolas in Barangay West, Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

Seized from the Bancolas were 10 plastic sachets containing suspected shabu weighing 700 grams with an estimated value of P6.3 million and various drug paraphernalia.

The Bancolas are now facing illegal drug raps before the court.