PNP DRUG ENFORCEMENT GROUP (PNP DEG), CAMP BGEN RAFAEL T CRAME, QUEZON CITY– On September 7, 2021 at around 12:00 PM, four Chinese drug suspects died in an armed encounter during the conduct of PNP-PDEA joint anti-illegal drugs operations (Buy-bust) which resulted to the seizure of more or less 500 kilograms of Shabu worth Php 3.4 billion along Noah’s Place, Candelaria, Zambales.

Citing a report from PBGEN REMUS B MEDINA, Director, PNP Drug Enforcement Group, the buy-bust operations was launched by joint operatives of SOU-NCR, PNP DEG, PDEA NCR, PDEA Zambales, ISAFP AFP, NICA, BOC CIIS, PRO 3, SAF, RDB, RMU 3,PNP Air Unit, HPG and Candelaria MPS which resulted in an armed confrontation that led in the unfortunate death of the following suspects:

1. GAO MANZHU, 49 years old and a resident of Fujian, China;

2. HONG JIANSHE, 58 years old and a resident of Fujian, China; 

3. EDDIE TAN, 60 years old and resident of Fujian, China; and 

4. YOUHUA XU, 50 years old and a resident of Stanford Ville, Quezon City.

Confiscated from their possesion are the following:

a. Twenty five (25) blue sacks containing more or less 500 kgs of suspected shabu with Standard Drug Price of Php 3,400,000,000.00.

b. Identification cards;

c. Cellular phone;

d. Two (2) Cal. 45 pistol;

e. One (1) Cal. 22 pistol;

f.  One (1) KR 39 intratech;

g. Black Toyota Fortuner with Plate Number WIE 956; and

h. Boodle money worth 1.5 Million pesos with two (2) genuine one thousand peso bills on top of it.

The suspects were known Illegal drug distributors in Luzon areas particularly in NCR, Region 3, and Region 4. 

Accordingly, suspects allegedly bought the resort to serve as their stash house.  Based on the reports, offshore smuggling is the main modus operandi of the group.

PGEN GUILLERMO LORENZO T ELEAZAR, Chief,PNP lauded the operatives of PNP DEG and PDEA for their distinct effort and untiring coordination in the fight against illegal drugs in the country. "Ang ating kampanya kontra iligal na droga na pinangunahan mismo ng ating pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte ay magpapatuloy at mas papaigtingin bilang isa sa pangunahing programa ng ating Pambansang Pulisya upang mabantayan ang ating lipunan laban sa salot na droga", PNP Chief Eleazar added.###