Over P500,000 shabu seized in Bacolod

AN ESTIMATED P510,000 worth of shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride was seized in separate drug bust operations of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) and Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit (RPDEU)-Western Visayas in Bacolod City on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

The operations also led to the arrest of Jim Jim Estacio, 30, of San Dionesio Subdivision, Barangay Granada; Nico Colates, 33, of Meldrid Homes, Barangay Alijis; and Samuel Talaman, 32, of Magsungan, Barangay Singcang-Airport.

Police Lieutenant Ma. Liberty Indiape, spokesperson of BCPO, said Estacio and Colates were arrested by operatives of RPDEU-Western Visayas led by Lieutenant Glen Soliman and Police Station 6 after they sold a sachet of shabu to a police undercover at 1st Road, Puentebella Subdivision, Purok Malipayon, Barangay Taculing around 9:40 p.m.

Police recovered from the suspects’ possession nine sachets of shabu weighing 45 grams with an estimated market value of P306,000, P20,000 marked money, motorcycle and cellular phone.

Talaman, a construction worker, was also arrested by operatives of RPDEU-Western Visayas and Police Station 8 on Jupiter Street, Henrieta Village, Barangay Singcang-Airport around 4:15 p.m.

Police recovered from Talaman’s possession six sachets of shabu weighing 30 grams with an estimated market value of P204,000, the P15,000 marked money, a gun replica without magazine and cellular phone.

The suspects were detained at the custodial facility of Police Stations 6 and 8.

They are facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.


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