AN ESTIMATED P180,000 worth of shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride was seized in a drug bust conducted by operatives of Police Station 3 in Purok Langis, Barangay Banago, Bacolod City Sunday, December 1, 2019.
The operation also led to the arrest of Michael Penoso alias "Boyboy Yawa" of Bacolod City.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, spokesperson of Bacolod City Police Office, said the suspect was arrested after he sold a sachet of shabu to a police undercover around 2:30 a.m.
Police recovered from Penoso's possession three sachets of shabu, P500 marked money, and coin purse.
The suspect is detained at the custodial facility of Police Station 3 and facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Meanwhile, a man who was charged with statutory rape was arrested in joint operation conducted by operatives of Police Station 10 and Bago City Police Station in Purok Dumpsite, Barangay Felisa, Bacolod City Saturday, December 30.
Police identified the suspect as Ramon Hernaez.
Pico said Hernaez was arrested by virtue of arrest warrant for violation of Republic Act 8353 or statutory rape.
The arrest warrant was issued by Judge Frances Guanzon of Regional Trial Court Branch 62, Bago City.