Oct 082013


MANILA, Philippines—A 25-year-old Chinese national believed to be a member of a drug syndicate was arrested and millions worth of suspected shabu were confiscated following a drug sting in Manila, a Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency official said Wednesday.

In a belated report, PDEA chief, Director General Arturo Cacdac Jr., identified the arrested suspect as Shaofen Cai, a.k.a Chua Sho Feng/ Ding Cai.

Cacdac said the suspect made a drug deal with a PDEA under cover agent last Monday and they met at Plaza L. Ruiz, in Binondo, Manila around 9 p.m.

Operatives of PDEA Regional Office National Capital Region who were staked out around Plaza Ruiz immediately collared the Chinese national after he accepted the marked money for payment for several grams of a plastic bag of shabu.

The confiscated shabu weighed roughly 1,000 grams with an estimated market value of P2 million, Cacdac said.

Also confiscated from Cai were two LTO licenses with different names, one mobile phone, and one gold Toyota Innova with plate number ZTS 968.

Confiscated pieces of evidence were submitted to the PDEA Laboratory Service in Quezon City for forensic examination, while the suspect is now under the custody of PDEA RO-NCR detention facility.

The suspect will be charged with violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, Cacdac said.

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