Police confiscated P12 million worth of illegal drugs and arrested three suspected dealers, including a Chinese national, in a buy-bust operation in Binondo, Manila on Wednesday, the National Capital Region Police Office said Friday.
Superintendent Leo Francisco, head of the NCR intelligence operations unit, named the suspects as John Wu, 36, a Chinese national, Deron Teddy Mamao, 36, and Mangundao Amir Hussin Maundas, 28.
Maundas and Mamao are both natives of Marawi City while Wu is a frequent visitor to the country, according to Francisco.
Apart from the illegal drugs, police also recovered a black Toyota Altis and a silver gray Mitsubishi Outlander from the suspects.
Believed to be big-time dealers in Metro Manila, the suspects have been charged with drug pushing and possession of illegal drugs at the Manila City Prosecutor's Office.
The police, however, refused to divulge other details about the syndicate where the three suspects allegedly belong, saying they were still conducting follow-up operations.