Korean man arrested in 'drug lab' in Quezon City

Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo

METRO Manila police arrested a Korean national in a raid Tuesday, December 3, at a condominium unit in Quezon City that was allegedly being used as an illegal drug laboratory, a police official said Wednesday.

Jungkil Kim, 57, who is allegedly a chemist, had turned his condominium unit in Barangay Sto. Cristo, Quezon City into a laboratory, according to National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) acting director Brigadier General Debold Sinas.

The suspect was arrested during a search conducted by the combined elements of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Manila and Quezon City Police District.

Recovered during the raid were various instruments used in the manufacturing of illegal drugs as well as chemicals, suspected white crystalline methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) and drug paraphernalia.

Sinas said the suspect was placed under police custody while the pieces of evidence were being verified. (SunStar Philippines)