Slang, drugs) Alternative form of sabu (“methedrine”; methamphetamine).
Shabuis the term for crystalline methamphetamine in the Philippines. It is the drug of choice for 90% of Philippine drug users. Shabu is usually made with cheap medications that contain ephedrine.
Philippine police say shabu is often manufactured in industrial-style laboratories capable of producing more than one ton per day. This may be due to shame or fear that people and the government will learn about their addiction to shabu. Methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, methedrine, methamphetamine, deoxyphedrine, chalk, chicken feed, crank, glass, ice, shabu, garbage.