P120,000 ‘shabu’ seized in Barangay 13

An estimated P120,000 worth of shabu seized in drug bust at Barangay 13, Bacolod City yesterday. (BCPO photo)

AN ESTIMATED P120,000 worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as “shabu,” was seized in a drug bust by Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) Drug Enforcement Unit at Purok Boulevard, Barangay 13, Bacolod City yesterday afternoon.

The operation also led to the arrest of Jessa and Jestoni Pagalilawan, of Bacolod.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, spokesperson of BCPO, said the suspects were arrested after they sold a sachet of shabu to a police undercover around 4:15 p.m.

Police recovered from Pagalilawans’ possession five sachets of shabu, the P500 marked money, coin purse, and cellular phone.

The suspects are detained at the custodial facility of Police Station 1 and are facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Meanwhile, a man was also arrested for allegedly cultivating suspected marijuana inside their compound at Dona Juliana, Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City yesterday morning.

Police identified the suspect as Albert Lopez, 47.

BCPO records showed the suspect was arrested for cultivating prohibited marijuana plants inside their compound.

Police recovered from Lopez’s possession four pots containing 14 grown marijuana plants, three bottles containing marijuana stalk and leaves, and plastic bag containing dried marijuana stalk and leaves worth P5,000.

The suspect is detained at the custodial facility of Police Station 6 and facing charges for violation of RA 9165.


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