P1.6-M illegal drugs seized in San Carlos City

AN ESTIMATED P1.6 million worth of illegal drug “shabu” was seized from suspect Corsiden Abie in drug bust along the national highway of Barangay Palampas in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental Monday afternoon, June 12.

Superintendent Arturo Fullero, city police chief, said Abie, 43, a native of Lanao del Sur, is a newly-identified drug personality, and now detained at the station.

Abie has been living in the northern Negros city for more than two years, residing at a Muslim area on V. Gustilo Street in Barangay 5.

Abie, on board a tricycle that he borrowed from a friend, sold “shabu” to a police agent for P1,200, in a transaction around 2:30 p.m.

Fullero said the suspect was on his way to the neighboring Toboso town to probably sell the contraband items since municipality is celebrating its fiesta.

Confiscated from Abie’s possession were a small sachet of methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” and the P1,200 marked money.

The two big plastics of shabu weighing 160 grams estimated to be worth P1.6 million were recovered inside the tricycle.

Fullero said they conducted a drug bust operation against Abie after they received reports about his illegal activities.

However, the suspect did not reveal the source of the illegal drugs and his buyers.

Abie will be charged for sale of dangerous drugs and possession of dangerous drugs in violation of the Republic Act 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Meanwhile, Zaldy Yee, 33, of Montinola Street, Barangay III, Victorias City was nabbed by police in a drug bust at Barangay I-B in the said city on Tuesday, June 13.

The newly-identified drug personality yielded three big sachets of shabu, the P500 marked money, and a .38 caliber revolver with four live ammunition.

In Bacolod City, a man under the drugs watchlist of Police Station 1 was arrested for sale and possession of illegal drugs at Abada Escay, Barangay Vista Alegre on Monday.

Police identified the suspect as Jayrell Bayotas, 29, of Barangay 14, who was found with three sachets of shabu worth P30,000 and the P1,000 marked money.

Also arrested at Purok Tahong, Barangay 2 on the same day was Mark Ongada, 32, of Purok Tilapia, Barangay 3.

The drug bust led to the recovery of four sachets of shabu worth P3,500, a plastic canister, a lighter, P270 cash, and the P200 marked money.

In another development, the Regional Highway Patrol Unit (RHPU)-18 arrested two men after they failed to stop in a police checkpoint in front of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) headquarters along Burgos Extension in Bacolod City Tuesday.

Police identified the suspects as Christian Parreño, 23, of Luzuriaga Street, Barangay 30 and Cyrus Canlas, 22, of Barangay Pahanocoy.

Police records showed the two suspects, along with two unidentified women, were on board a brown Honda sedan without a plate number.

Policemen chased them until Magsaysay-Araneta Street, where the two were arrested. The two women were able to escape.

Recovered from their vehicle was a sachet of shabu, an improvised tooter, a lighter, weighing scale, and P44,800 cash.
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