During the public hearing, NBI officials also clarified that the contraband discovered inside an abandoned vehicle outside a supermarket in Mabalacat, Pampanga last August was not shabu, contrary to what was reported by the media.
Ross Jonathan Galicia, head of the NBI’s task force against illegal drugs, said the vehicle contained tea bags filled with dimethyl sulfone, an ingredient for making shabu.
“We did not claim that those substances found were shabu. The media came out that it was suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, but the NBI never claimed those were shabu,” Galicia told the panel.
“Those substances were found to be dimethyl sulfone, which is a shabu extender. It only shows that there’s a clandestine shabu laboratory in the Philippines right now and those substances we were able to seize will be used in the manufacture of illegal drugs.”
Watch Full Playlist on YouTube here 3.6B Shabu Bodega sa Mexico Pampanga. House hearing about P3.6 billion worth of shabu was seized in a warehouse in Mexico, Pampanga owned by Willie Ong last September 27, 2023 (hindi po ni Doc Willie Ong na sikat sa social media, kapangalan lang).