P4.8M shabu, party drugs seized, Chinese national arrested in Angeles City

Over P4.8-million worth of assorted illegal drugs were confiscated by combined elements of the Angeles Police Drug Enforcement Unit and City Intelligence Unit of Angeles City Police Office where two individuals were arrested including a Chinese national, during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Malabanias on Wednesday afternoon, April 24.
Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. Observes the confiscated assorted illegal drugs with a total street value of P4.8-million from two illegal drug suspects during a buy-bust operation conducted by Angeles City Police Office led by police city director Col. Amado Mendoza in Barangay Malabanias, Angeles City on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Angeles City Police Office city director PCol. Amado Mendoza identified the two arrested suspects as Leslie Sumabal Acunin, also known in her alias “Lexie,” 19, single,  resident of 9th Street, Brgy. Lakandula, Mabalacat City, Pampanga; and Chinese national Zhe Huang, 30, single and currently residing at 801 Tower D Sea Residence MOA Complex, Pasay City.
Mendoza said, confiscated from the two were: 87 grams of shabu worth P591,600; 2 kilos of party drug Ecstasy (color blue) worth P4,000,000; chewable Ecstasy (color yellow); 12 packs of Ecstasy (color orange) worth P24,000; 14 packs of chewable Ecstasy (color orange) worth 28,000; 35 grams (7 packs) of Ketamine (salt) worth P50,000; 35 grams (7 packs) of Ketamine (crystal) worth P60,000; one box of Liquid Marijuana Vape worth P54,000.00.
The assorted illegal drugs have a total street value of P4,807,600.
Both the suspects were arrested during the buy-bust operation at the ABC Hotel parking lot along Don Juico Avenue, Brgy. Malabanias, Angeles City. The two suspects and the evidence were brought at Police Station 4 for proper disposition.
Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. has commended the Angeles City Police Office led by Col. Mendoza for the arrest of the two suspects and the confiscation of illegal drugs.
From Day One in office, Mayor Lazatin has vowed to eradicate illegal drugs in the city in a bid to have a safe, peaceful and productive city wherein he also directed a drug test on all City Hall employees every year.
“We aim for a drug-free workplace, and by assuring this, we will continue to conduct anti-drug efforts to reduce if not eliminate the demand of illegal drugs,” the mayor said.
All Angeles City Hall workers had been subjected to a series of surprise drug testing where those tested positive for drug use had been sent for rehabilitation.
Lazatin has also recently subjected all elected barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials to mandatory drug testing — 33 barangay captains, 231 kagawads, 33 SK chairpersons, and 231 SK kagawads.
Also the members of the public transport particularly drivers had been subjected to drug testing to ensure safety and security of commuters in Angeles City.
According to Mayor Lazatin the program against illegal drug use highlights his administration’s commitment to preserving public safety.