- An underground s***u laboratory was discovered in Pampanga
- 7 Chinese nationals were a******d inside the illegal facility
- The anti-drug operation was led by PDEA director for NCR Wilkins Villanueva
A composite team composed of personnel from the Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Police Regional Office 3 and Pampanga Police Provincial Office swooped down on a piggery and poultry farm in Pampanga where a s***u laboratory is being operated by a drug syndicate.
According to Inquirer, the anti-drug operation was led by PDEA director for the National Capital Region Wilkins Villanueva.
Armed with a search warrant issued by the Cabanatuan City court, the raiding team on Wednesday, September 7, went to the farm at Barangay Balitucan, Sitio Cabayung Sarol, Magalang town. The s***u laboratory was found concealed under a warehouse used to store hog feeds.
The raiding team recovered several apparatus and equipment used in manufacturing the illegal substance. At least two kilos of s***u (methamphetamine hydrochloride) was also recovered.
Seven Chinese nationals, who were inside the compound during the raid, were a******d. They identified as Luey Wang, Philip Chang, Wang Shi Xu, Xiao Po, Sonny Si, Alvin Wang who also used the name James and a woman who identified herself as Susan.
Alvin Wang denied any knowledge of the existence of the s***u laboratory. He said he was operating the farm for two years and he did not know there is a s***u laboratory underneath the warehouse where feeds are milled and mixed.
Five children, whose ages range from 7 to 15, were also found in the piggery farm. They were taken into custody by social workers.
Villanueva said the laboratory was part of a network of five facilities supplying s***u in Luzon.