TWO persons were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Linao, Ormoc City Friday, September 18, 2020.
The suspects were identified as Jay Malayan and Jomar Abella, both 27 years old and residents of the city.
Operatives from Ormoc City Drug Enforcement Unit led by Major Alex Echon, together with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Ormoc Police Station-3, arrested the suspects after they were able to purchase one piece heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu from Malayan.
Also confiscated from Malayan’s possession and control were one P500 bill with serial number FY325993 used as buy-bust money; coin purse; three pieces heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, with an estimated weight of 0.2 grams and with Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) value of P1,360; two pieces aluminum foil strips; and cash amounting to P90.
Police confiscated from Abella one three-inch-long heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu with an estimated weight of 0.2 grams and with DDB value of P1,360 and two aluminum foil strips.
Barangay officials and a media representative also witnessed the search, seizure and inventory of confiscated items, police said.
The suspects will be facing charges for violation of Section 5 and 11, Article II of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (SunStar Philippines)