ARAYAT -- A self-confessed drug user, who voluntarily surrendered to authorities few months ago was arrested in an anti-illegal drug operation launched by local police here.

The 28-year-old Randy Reyes initially joined the group of drug surrenders, who swore not to use illegal drugs, on August 2016, under the Oplan Double Barrel of the Philippine National Police.

Superintendent Samuel Sevilla, town police chief, said that information received by their office revealed that Reyes continued his illegal vices.

“So naging (He became) subject siya ng (for) surveillance ng (of) intelligence group namin for three weeks to prove the information reaching our station,” Sevilla said.

Upon gathering intelligence report, the Arayat police operatives implemented the drug bust, which led to the suspect’s arrest.

Confiscated were one sachet of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” and a P500 marked money.

Reyes is now detained in the Arayat Municipal Police Station and is facing charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.