TACLOBAN

2 students yield ‘shabu’ in Tacloban

Photo by Noel Sianosa Jr.

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)


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