AN ESTIMATED P13,600 worth of shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride was seized in a drug bust by operatives of Police Station 7 at Abada Escay, Barangay Vista Alegre, Bacolod City Tuesday evening, March 9, 2021.
The operation also led to the arrest of Reyland Legaspi, 20, of Barangay Vista Alegre.
Police Lieutenant Ma. Liberty Indiape, spokesperson of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), said the suspect was arrested after he sold a sachet of shabu to a police undercover around 8:45 p.m.
Police recovered from Legaspi's possession two sachets of shabu weighing two grams and the P200 marked money.
The suspect was identified as a street-level individual in Bacolod City. He was under surveillance for almost a month before his arrest.
The suspect was detained at the custodial facility of Police Station 7. He will be charged for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Meanwhile, a teenager was also arrested by operatives of Police Station 3 in Purok Bayanihan, Barangay Banago, Bacolod City Tuesday afternoon.
Police identified the suspect as Reniel Oro, 18, of Barangay Banago.
Police records showed Oro was arrested by virtue of an arrest warrant for violation of Republic Act 10591 with P120,00 bail recommended for his temporary liberty, and violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 with no bail recommended around 5:45 p.m Tuesday.
The arrest warrant was issued by Judge Phoebe Gargantiel-Balbin of Regional Trial Court Branch 41 in Bacolod City.
The suspect was detained at the custodial facility of Police Station 3.