P368,000 shabu seized in Bacolod

AN ESTIMATED P368,000 worth of shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride was seized in separate drug bust operations of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) in Bacolod City from July 10 to 11, 2020.

The operations also led to the arrest of Joshua Canlas, 27, John Vincent Canlas, 20, Greg Sause, 18, all residents of Purok Sigay, Barangay 2; Dindo Barcillo, 36, of Talisay City; and John Michael Leonardia, 26, of Barangay Villamonte.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, spokesperson of BCPO, said the Canlas’s siblings and their companion Sause were arrested by operatives of Police Station 2 after they sold a sachet of shabu to a police undercover in Purok Sigay, Barangay 2 at about 2:50 a.m. Saturday.

Police recovered from the suspects’ possession 11 sachets of shabu weighing 24 grams with an estimated market value of P164,000, the P500 marked money and drug paraphernalia.

The Canlas’s siblings were identified as street-level targets in Bacolod City while Sause was newly identified drug personality in Bacolod City.

Barcillo and Leonardia were also arrested by operatives of the City Drug Enforcement Unit at Villa Ramos Subdivision, Barangay Villamonte at around 6:35 p.m. Friday.

Police recovered from the suspects’ possession six sachets of shabu weighing 30 grams with estimated market value P204,000, the P500 marked money, two plastic sachets of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The suspects are detained at the custodial facility of Police Stations 2 and 4 and are facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.


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