2 nabbed over ‘shabu’ in Tacloban

Photo by Noel Sianosa Jr.

ANTI-DRUG operatives apprehended two suspects for alleged selling and possession of shabu in separate operations in Tacloban City Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

Tacloban City Drug Enforcement Unit led by Captain Eliezer Abellon, under the supervision of Major Edwin Cañamaque, arrested Erwin Toledo, a watchlisted drug personality in Barangay Payapay of the city.

Police, in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, confiscated during the operation one sachet containing suspected, as a subject of sale; buy-bust money; and six sachets believed to containing shabu, which was recovered from the suspect's actual possession.

The drug items have an estimated market value of P20,000 and estimated weight of 1 gram, police said in the report.

Elements of Tacloban Police Station 2-Station Drug Enforcement Unit also arrested Marvic Millano during the buy-bust operation in Barangay Sagkahan.

Authorities confiscated during the operation a sachet believed to be containing suspected shabu, which was bought from the suspect; P500 marked money; three sachets containing suspected shabu, which was recovered from the suspect’s possession; and a mobile phone.

The seized drug items have an estimated total weight of more or less 4 grams and worth P32,500, according to the police.

The suspects will be facing charges for violation of sections 5 and 11, Article II of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (SunStar Philippines)


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