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Philippines: Series of drug raids seize nearly a ton of meth

  • Philippine Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, center, and National Bureau of Investigation Director Dante Gierran, 3rd from right, display nearly one metric ton of seized methamphetamine during a press conference in Manila, Philippines Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. Aguirre II said Tuesday the 890 kilograms (1,962 pounds) of methamphetamine seized in the series of raids that started on Dec. 1 until Dec. 26 has a street value of nearly 6 billion pesos ($120 million), the biggest drug haul in the country so far. 10 people including 3 Chinese nationals were arrested during the raids. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Philippine Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, center, and National Bureau of Investigation Director Dante Gierran, 3rd from right, display nearly one metric ton of seized methamphetamine during a press conference in Manila, Philippines Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. Aguirre II said Tuesday the 890 kilograms (1,962 pounds) of methamphetamine seized in the series of raids that started on Dec. 1 until Dec. 26 has a street value of nearly 6 billion pesos ($120 million), the biggest drug haul in the country so far. 10 people including 3 Chinese nationals were arrested during the raids. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arrested drug suspects, including 3 Chinese nationals, are presented to reporters together with nearly one metric ton of seized methamphetamine during a press conference in Manila, Philippines Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. Aguirre II said Tuesday the 890 kilograms (1,962 pounds) of methamphetamine seized in the series of raids that started on Dec. 1 until Dec. 26 has a street value of nearly 6 billion pesos ($120 million), the biggest drug haul in the country so far. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Arrested drug suspects, including 3 Chinese nationals, are presented to reporters together with nearly one metric ton of seized methamphetamine during a press conference in Manila, Philippines Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. Aguirre II said Tuesday the 890 kilograms (1,962 pounds) of methamphetamine seized in the series of raids that started on Dec. 1 until Dec. 26 has a street value of nearly 6 billion pesos ($120 million), the biggest drug haul in the country so far. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philippine Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, center, and National Bureau of Investigation Director Dante Gierran, right, display nearly one metric ton of seized methamphetamine during a press conference in Manila, Philippines Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. Aguirre II said Tuesday the 890 kilograms (1,962 pounds) of methamphetamine seized in the series of raids that started on Dec. 1 until Dec. 26 has a street value of nearly 6 billion pesos ($120 million), the biggest drug haul in the country so far. 10 people including 3 Chinese nationals were arrested during the raids. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Philippine Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, center, and National Bureau of Investigation Director Dante Gierran, right, display nearly one metric ton of seized methamphetamine during a press conference in Manila, Philippines Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. Aguirre II said Tuesday the 890 kilograms (1,962 pounds) of methamphetamine seized in the series of raids that started on Dec. 1 until Dec. 26 has a street value of nearly 6 billion pesos ($120 million), the biggest drug haul in the country so far. 10 people including 3 Chinese nationals were arrested during the raids. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)  (The Associated Press)

Philippine authorities say anti-narcotics operations have led to the arrest of 10 suspects, including three Chinese nationals, and the seizure of nearly 1 metric ton of methamphetamine, the country's biggest drug haul ever.

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said Tuesday that the 890 kilograms (1,962 pounds) of methamphetamine seized in raids this month has a street value of around 6 billion pesos ($120 million).

The National Bureau of Investigation has filed criminal complaints before the Justice Department against three Chinese and three Filipino suspects arrested Friday in almost simultaneous raids in suburban Manila in which 600 kilograms (1,323 pounds) of methamphetamine was seized.