Big-time shabu source in Taguig zeroed’

Anti-narcotics agents in the Cordillera are now zeroing into sources of illegal drugs after a big time woman drug trader was cornered right at her lair in Taguig City Saturday.

Amera Macalaba, “valued” by government as a big-time drug source of shabu middle-men and street peddlers in Baguio City and other Cordillera provinces, sold a bulk of 556 grams of shabu reaching P4.1M, in a sting operation hatched by PDEA-Benguet operatives Saturday night in joined in by PDEA-NCR, PDEA-Special Enforcement Service and Taguig policemen at Barangay Sector 3 in Taguig.

The shabu haul was supposedly ordered by a supposed buyer from Benguet from Macalaba turning out as a government informant.

Barangay kagawad John Rena Villarin and a media representative witnessed the inventory by a State Prosecutor of the seized shabu, said PDEA-Cordillera director Gil Castro.

“We are going beyond towards the source (of these drugs),” explained Castro, “via the use of new technology.” He though begged off to name what kind of new technology is being employed by the agency in its tact into zeroing drug sources.

Castro stressed the anti-narcotics agency is bent on pushing on its two-pronged drug demand and drug supply reduction strategy in winning over the narcotics problem in the country.



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