Through the continuous joint operations initiated by PNP personnel from the PNP Anti- Illegal Drugs Group and Police Regional Office 3- Angeles City Police Office and team from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 3, a mega-industrial clandestine laboratory was dismantled that led to the seizure of voluminous illegal drugs and laboratory equipment used in the production of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) earlier this morning, (May 31).
Raiding team armed with search warrant proceeded at No 2-7 Don Vicente Street, Villa Dolores, Barangay Sto. Domingo, Angeles City to serve said warrant against a certain alias CHANG and other John Does but said persons were not around during the anti-drug operation.
Said shabu laboratory is categorized as mega-industrial shabu laboratory since it can produce more than 50 kilograms of shabu in one production cycle.
Further investigation revealed that CHANG and his reported Taiwanese and Filipino cohorts entered one year lease contract from Atty. Orlando Pangilinan, owner of subject house whose contract started last July 10, 2015 to June 09, 2016.
Pangilinan said that Chang rented his house last July 2015 but failed to pay two (2) months lease from April 2016 up to present.
Seized from the high impact operation were various chemicals and equipment use in manufacturing dangerous drugs, 45 gallons of liquid shabu estimating P1.1 billion, four (4) freezers, various hydrogen tanks, and more or less two (2) kilograms of white crystalline substance suspected to be a shabu. The total amount of the seized illegal items is still to be determined by PDEA Laboratory Service.
Meanwhile, Police Regional Office 3 Director, PCSUPT AARON AQUINO lauded the operating troops for a job well done and further stated that PNP PRO3 together with partner agencies is continuously conducting pro-active operations and invigorates its efforts to wipe out all forms of illegal drugs in order to achieve its quest for a drug free Central Luzon.