TWO college students were arrested for alleged possession and selling of shabu in Tacloban City Monday evening, March 1, 2021.
Police identified the suspects as alias Van, 22, a resident of Palo, Leyte, and alias Beth, 24, a resident of Tacloban.
"Tacloban City Police Office shall continue the relentless campaign against illegal drugs and other illegal activities while maintaining public safety amidst threats of Covid-19 in Tacloban,” said city director Colonel Darwin Miranda.
Operatives of City Drug Enforcement and Intelligence Unit, led by Lieutenant Anthony Re-Amora and Major Edwin Cañamaque, confiscated from the suspects seven sachets containing substance believed to be shabu with an estimated market value of P22,000, buy-bust money, mobile phone, and a sling bag.
The anti-drug operation was also conducted in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, with the presence of TCPO-Station 1 commander Major Leonides Sydiongco during the on-scene inspection.
Police said cases for violation of sections 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165, or the "Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002" were filed against the suspects. (SunStar Philippines)