High-value drug suspect, teacher nabbed in Tacloban

Photo by Noel Sianosa Jr.

A HIGH-VALUE individual and a female teacher were arrested during a buy-bust operation in Barangay 91-Abucay, Tacloban City Tuesday afternoon, February 16, 2021.

Police identified the suspects as alias Poloy, 41, who is included in the illegal drugs watchlist, and alias May, high school teacher, both residents of Tacloban.

Joint elements of Tacloban City Police Office-City Drug Enforcement Unit (TCPO-CDEU) led by Lieutenant Anthony Re-Amora, under the supervision of Major Edwin Cañamaque, confiscated during the operation one sachet believed to be containing shabu, as subject of sale; buy-bust money; seven sachets containing shabu; and one unit digital weighing scale recovered from alias Poloy’s possession.

All the drug items recovered have an estimated market value of P36,000, police said in the report.

"TCPO shall continue the relentless campaign against illegal drugs and other illegal activities while maintaining public safety amidst threats of Covid-19 in Tacloban City," said Colonel Darwin Miranda, city police director.

The suspects were detained temporarily at TCPO-Station 2 custodial facility.

They will face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (SunStar Philippines)


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