AROUND P4 million worth of shabu was seized by authorities from a suspected drug trader in a police checkpoint yesterday before dawn in Taguig City.
Gilberto Lagunzad, 29, of Andian 2 Extension, Bgy. Balibago, Angeles City, Pampanga was nabbed by elements of Taguig police at around 3 a.m. at the corner of Maharlika Road and A. Bonifacio Avenue, Bgy. Upper Bicutan after he tried to stay away from lawmen who were conducting checkpoint in the area.
A report received by Southern Police District (SPD) showed that while elements of Taguig police led by P/Maj. Edhita Dulaywere conducting checkpoint in the area, they noticed Lagunzadacting suspiciously while carrying an ecobag.
When the suspect noticed the approaching lawmen, he tried to walk away from the area but was immediately accosted by policemen.
The suspect, when frisked, yielded 600 grams of shabuplaced inside the ecobag with an estimated street value worth P4,080,000.