AGENTS of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency have discovered an underground shabu laboratory in an isolated hog farm in Magalang, Pampanga, being managed by Chinese nationals, an official said Thursday.
Wilkins Villanueva, head of the PDEA in Central Luzon, said the agents arrested seven Chinese nationals at the laboratory called the Jay Wong Hog Farm, which is near the Regional Training Center of the Philippine National Police and the Central Luzon Drug Rehabilitation Center.
“The shabu lab is a research and development laboratory of an international drug syndicate,” Villanueva said.
Police said the shabu laboratory had been operating for more than a decade.
“The seizure and arrests proved that our law enforcement agencies are working as one and that cooperation and the sharing of information are most effective in combating the illegal drugs trade,” said Senior Supt. Graciano Mijares.
A source in Camp Crame said Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa was appalled by the discovery of the shabu laboratory. He asked the police to look into the possible connivance of rogue policemen and government officials in the shabu lab operation.
The PDEA said the arrested Chinese nationals were all from Xiamen.