A total of P3.5 million worth of shabu were confiscated from a couple during a buy-bust operation by agents of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-3), PDEA-National Capital Region and PDEA-Special Enforcement Service along Arlegui Street, San Miguel, Manila, Tuesday.
PDEA-3 director Jeoffrey Tacio, identified the arrested couple as Aminodin Guinto, 21, and wife Marizene, 21, both residents of San Miguel, Manila.
Tacio said when the team was about to arrest the couple, their cohorts fired at the lawmen prompting them to retaliate.
However, the couple cohorts immediately fled after five minutes of exchange firefight.
When arrested, the couple yielded a kilogram of shabu with an estimated street value of Php3.5 million.
Tacio said the couple is now detained at PDEA-3 compound here and filing of possessions of illegal drugs will be filed in court against the suspects. PNA