AN ESTIMATED P646,000 worth of shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride was seized in simultaneous anti-drug operations of Police Station 2 and City Drug Enforcement Unit of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) in Bacolod City Sunday evening, May 31.
The operation led to the arrest Elmann Mundo, 39, and April Lloyd Lobaton, 43, both residents of Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City; Antonio Enrique Locsin, 22, of Barangay Zone 7, Talisay City; and Paolo Togle, 41, of Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, spokesperson of BCPO, said Monday, June 1, that Mundo and Lobaton were arrested after they sold a sachet of shabu to a police undercover in Purok Lampirong, Barangay 2 around 6:20 p.m.
Police recovered from the suspects' possession six big plastic sachets of shabu, one medium sachet of shabu, one elongated sachet of shabu, digital weighing scale, the P3,000 marked money, drug paraphernalia, and Toyota Innova vehicle.
Pico said the confiscated shabu, weighing 31 grams, has an estimated market value P434,000.
He said Mundo was identified as high value target in Bacolod City. He was under surveillance for almost a month before his arrest.
He added Locsin, a newly identify drug personality, and Togle were also arrested along Gaisano City Mall in Barangay Singcang-Airport.
Police recovered from the suspects' possession five sachets of shabu, weighing 15 grams with estimated market value P212,000, drug paraphernalia, and Crosswind Isuzu vehicle.
The suspects are detained at the custodial facilities of Police Stations 2 and 8 and facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.