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3 Chinese, 3 Pinoys nabbed in SJ drug raid

A National Bureau of Investigation agent examines the chemicals seized at a shabu laboratory along Wilson street in San Juan City. One agent estimated the value of the chemicals to be at least P1 million.

Six people, three Chinese nationals and three Filipinos, arrested at a suspected shabu laboratory in San Juan City were charged with violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.

Chinese nationals Shi Gui Xiong, alias Xiong, Che Wen De, alias Jacky Tan, and Wu Li Yong, alias David Go; and their alleged Filipino cohorts Abdullah Mahmod Jahmal, Salim Cocodao Arafat and Basher Tawaki Jamal were accused of manufacturing and trading illegal drugs.

Police raided an apartment in Wilson St., San Juan City which was made into a shabu laboratory, days after hundreds of kilos of shabu were discovered in a house in the same city earlier.

The lab yielded 44 drums, alleged to contain chemicals used to manufacture shabu; a pressure tanker and other equipment; tooters, pieces of aluminum foil and traces of shabu.

Red packaging bags, which had dragons and Chinese characters on the label, reportedly used to indicate that the products are of high quality, were confiscated.

Boxes of allegedly pirated films were also found in the house.

The team also obtained a contract between the owner, a businesswoman, and the persons who rented the apartment.

The businesswoman’s relatives, who live in the adjacent apartment, told lawmen a family, with a child, started occupying the apartment in 2012 and stayed there for around six months.

They said since the family left, other people started visiting the house at night. The unit seemed unoccupied during the day, they said.