P204,000 shabu seized in Barangay Banago

BACOLOD. Authorities seize P204,000 worth of shabu in a drug bust in Sitio Sibucao, Barangay Banago, Bacolod City Monday morning, August 3, 2020. (Bacolod City Police Office photo)

AN ESTIMATED P204,000 worth of shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride was seized in a drug bust conducted by operatives of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) Drug Enforcement Unit in Sitio Sibucao, Barangay Banago, Bacolod City Monday morning, August 3.

The operation led to the arrest of Henmark Yap, 19, and PJ Barbas, 25, both residents of Barangay Banago.

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 12:30 a.m.

Police recovered from the suspects' possession 11 sachets of shabu weighing 30 grams, the P500 marked money and cellular phone.

Pico said the suspects were identified as street level individual in the city. Both of them were under surveillance for almost a month before their arrest.

The suspects are 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.


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