PhP 125,000 worth of shabu packs were recovered from a couple and their helper in a condominium unit just across a barangay hall in Taguig City on May 1.
Sangki Makakua Jr. and his wife Johaira Mayo were arrested by the Southern Police District – District Drug Enforcement Unit (SPD-DDEU) during a buy-bust operation at Unit 207, Building 5 of Maharlika Condominium.
Police recovered three sachets of crystal meth, or shabu, a digital weighing scale and a 9-mm Armscor pistol loaded with 10 ammunition, said Chief Insp. Jerry Amindalan.
At one point, Amindalan said, Mayo “pretended to cry then threw her malong (tube skirt) out of the window.”
However, operatives recovered the cloth and found out that a 20-gram pack of shabu was covered inside. The total drug haul was estimated to be P125,000.
Amindalan said the couple admitted selling to drugs to “all people wherever they come from.”
The couple now faces illegal drug pushing and possession, aside from the illegal possession of firearms in relation to the election gun ban charges against Makakua.
Makakua and Mayo are now detained at Taguig police station, along with their helper Maricel Constantino, who was charged with conspiracy to commit drug pushing.