AN ESTIMATED P750,000 worth of shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride was seized in a joint drug bust operation by operatives of Regional Drug Enforcement Unit-Western Visayas and Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) in Bangga Escala, Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City Sunday afternoon, September 27.
The operation also led to the arrest of Romeo Salem, 36, of Purok Villa Villeta, Barangay Estefana.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, spokesperson of BCPO, said Salem was arrested after he sold a sachet of shabu to a police under cover around 3:15 p.m.
Police recovered from Salem's possession five sachets of shabu weighing 75 grams, a black sling bag and P2,000 cash.
Pico said Salem was identified as a high-value individual in Bacolod. He was under surveillance for almost a month before his arrest.
The suspect is detained at the custodial facility of Police Station 4 and facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.