MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Sunday lauded various anti-illegal drugs units for their successful buy-bust operation which resulted in the confiscation of PHP1.656 billion worth of shabu in Dasmariñas City, Cavite. “The operation prevented the illegal drugs from being used especially by the youth,” he said, citing the proper coordination between the police, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), the Bureau of Customs (BOC), and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The buy-bust operation conducted on Saturday in a parking lot in Barangay Salitran 2 along Aguinaldo Highway also resulted in the arrest of Wilfredo Blanco and Megan Lemon Pedroro, both residents of Montalban, Rizal. Seized were 240 kilos of shabu and the van reportedly being used by the suspects in the transportation of the illegal drugs. The operation in Dasmariñas City was part of the series of anti-drug operations that started with the confiscation of some PHP3.4 billion worth of shabu in Zambales and over PHP1 billion worth of shabu in follow-up operations in Bataan and Cavite. The three other operations conducted last month were based on coordination among the PNP, BOC, NICA, and the AFP with the PDEA as the lead agency.