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.