Mall shootout: Chinese national, Pinoy driver dead; P244-M worth shabu seized

A Chinese national and his Filipino driver who believed to be members of an international drug were killed in a mall shootout in Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, Parañaque City, Saturday afternoon. 

Phi­lippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) at the Philippine National Police (PNP) launched the operation, which resulted in a shootout.

Authorities identified the suspects as Jin Long Cai, and his driver Danny Apiga.

Police seized 36 large plastics of shabu with Chinese characters written in the packaging. The illegals drugs are worth P244,800,000.00. Authorities also recovered the P2 million boodle money used in the buy-bust, a Kia Sedan, and two .45 caliber pistols.

According to the report, the buy-bust, which turned into a shootout occurred at a mall on Diosdado Macapagal Blvd.

It was learned that the buy-bust launched by the PDEA-National Capital Region and Special ­Operations Unit 4 (SOU4) of PNP-Drug Enforcement Group (DEG) is a follow-up in Bulacan police’s biggest drug operation on June 4, where authorities seized P5.14 billion worth of shabu in a bodega. 

Among the three arrested in Bulacan on Thursday was a Yuwen Cai, brother of another suspect Jin Long Cai who was killed in a Parañaque encounter.

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More than P6.8-M worth of shabu confiscated in Cavite

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Calabarzon and the Philippine National Police arrested two men who were arrested in a in the parking lot of a mall on Saturday morning.

Police seized P6.8 million worth of suspected shabu, weighing one kilogram from the suspects.

Melvin Estoque, Director of PDEA 4-A, said the two suspects were from the National Capital Region.

The two men allegedly put shabu in a teabag.

“Nagbebenta sila ng mga nasa tea bag. Kung maaalala n’yo noong mga nakaraang buwan, ‘yung mga last year, ito rin ‘yung modus nila…’Yung shabu, nakalagay siya sa tea bag. ‘Yung packaging niya is teabag. Isa ‘yun sa modus of concealment nila. Para kung ordinaryong tao lang ang makakita, so parang hindi siya mapapansin,” said Estoque.

(They were selling drugs in a teabag. If you could remember in the recent months, last year, this was also their modus. They would put the shabu in a teabag. The packaging is in a teabag. It is one of their concealment strategies. So if an ordinary person would see it, it would not be noticed.)