Police and anti-narcotics forces discovered what is to believed the biggest shabu factory in the country located at the foot of Mount Arayat in Pampanga today, the second shabu laboratory unveiled by authorities within two weeks.
"This is the biggest shabu laboratory discovered not only in Pampanga but in the entire country, so far," Senior Supt. Rodolfo Recomono Jr., Director of Pampanga Provincial Police Office said in an article at Interaksyon.
However, Recomono was unfortunate to report that no person was arrested during the raid, as the occupants got the plans of police forces of raiding the places, scampering in different directions.
"Still, we have disrupted the prospective production of illegal drugs in this place," he said.
The raiding team found seven large hydrogenerators and a chromotograph machine among the equipment in the laboratory.
"Each of the hyrdogenators has the capacity to yield 50 to 100 kilograms of shabu per day, per assessment of the crime laboratory chemists, while the chromatograph machine is used for determining the purity of the finished product,” Recomono said.
According to him, the laboratory is surrounded by eight to 10-feet high concrete fence, located in the midst of hog farms beside it and a melting plant for recycling plastics.
"It's a good thing we discovered this laboratory before it could produce and distribute finished products out to the market,” Recomono said. "My instruction to all police chiefs in the province is to be pro-active. And it paid.”
Supt. Samuel Sevilla, Arayat police chief, was conducting routine inspection of all industrial facilities, specifically hog and poultry farms, following the discovery of the previous shabu laboratory in nearby Bgy. San Ildefons,, Magalang, Pampanga two weeks ago where a hog farm was used as a disguise to a shabu factory.
Policemen and PDEA personnel are currently undertaking an inventory of the equipment and seized precursors found inside the warehouse shabu laboratory.
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