BACOLOD

P1.7-M shabu seized in Bacolod

BACOLOD. Authorities seize an estimated P1.7 million worth of shabu in a drug bust operation in Baranga Estefania, Bacolod City yesterday morning. (BCPO photo)

AN ESTIMATED P1.7 million worth of shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride was seized in joint drug bust operations of the Bacolod City Police Office Drug Enforcement Unit, Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit-Western Visayas and Police Station 4 in Purok Bagong Silang, Baranga Estefania, Bacolod City Monday morning, April 19, 2021.

The operation also led to the arrest of Christine Vivero, 35, of said barangay, while her husband Edwin Vivero, 34, evaded arrest.

Police Lieutenant Ma. Liberty Indiape, spokesperson of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), said Christine was arrested after she sold a sachet of shabu to a police undercover around 1 a.m.

Her husband, Edwin, managed to escape after sensing that they were dealing with a policeman.

Police recovered from Vivero’s possession 59 sachets of shabu weighing 250 grams, the P1,000 marked money, sling bag, digital weighing scale and brown paper bag.

Christine was identified as a high-value individual in Bacolod City, while her husband was previously jailed for violation of illegal drugs in the city but was released on a plea bargain.

The suspect was detained at the custodial facility of Police Station 4, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

On Saturday, an estimated P2.6 million worth of shabu was also seized in joint drug bust operations of Regional Special Operations Group-Western Visayas, National Bureau of Investigation-Bacolod and Police Station 2 in Purok Sigay, Barangay 2, Bacolod City.

The operation also led to the arrest of Dan Aldrick Ballesteros, 19, a college student and resident of Purok Sigay, Barangay 2.

Police recovered from Ballesteros’s possession one small and 21 medium sachets of shabu, three big knot-tied plastic sachets of shabu weighing 396 grams, the P500 marked money and a weighing scale.


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