4 pushers yield P375,000 worth of shabu in Antipolo City (Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines – Anti-narcotics agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested four suspected pushers in a sting operation in Antipolo City, seizing around P375,000 worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu.

PDEA director general Arturo Cacdac Jr. said that suspects Francisco Olig, Florentino Sienes, Richard Sienes and Archie Espinosa, were nabbed by operatives of PDEA Regional Office 4A during a buy-bust operation on F. Manalo Street, Barangay San Roque, Antipolo City, around 7 p.m. last September 8

Operatives seized from the suspects five plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance believed to be shabu weighing approximately 150 grams, with an estimated market value of P375,000.

Two other suspects, Eduardo Emaculata and Clifford Emaculata, managed to elude arrest after sensing the presence of operatives. They remain at large.

Olig, the Sienes, Espinosa and the Emaculatas will be facing illegal drug raps.