AN ESTIMATED P150,000 worth of suspected “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) were seized in a drug bust at Purok Magnolia, Barangay 7, Bacolod City Wednesday night.
Arrested was John Carlo Paje, 22, of the said village. He is an alleged right-hand man of a drug group in the city.
Operatives of City Drug Enforcement Unit raided Paje’s house around 9 p.m. His companion Jason Cordova was able to escape.
Police recovered from Paje two big and a small sachets of suspected shabu weighing 10 grams, and the P1,000 marked money.
Paje, in a radio interview, admitted that he surrendered through Oplan Tokhang in 2016.
Meanwhile, Vincent Dayrit, 22, of Purok Kagaykay, Barangay 2, was arrested by personnel of Police Station 2 in a drug bust in the said village around 4 p.m. on the same day.
Dayrit, the station’s street level target drug suspect, sold shabu to a police agent for P500.
Police further confiscated from Dayrit five sachets of shabu amounting to P5,000.
Both suspects are detained at Police Station 2.
Published in the SunStar Bacolod newspaper on February 23, 2018.
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