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Retired cop busted for 'shabu' in Leyte

Photo from PDEA-Eastern Visayas

POLICE and anti-narcotics operatives arrested a 59-year-old retired policeman for allegedly selling and possessing shabu in Barangay Tabu, Dulag, Leyte Wednesday evening, April 21, 2021.

The suspect was identified as Edgar Bautista, listed as a high-value individual and top 4 watchlisted of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Eastern Visayas and Leyte Police Provincial Office.

Purchased from the suspect was a sachet believed to be containing shabu while recovered from his possession and control during the search were another 13 sachets of suspected shabu, police said in the report.

Operating units from Dulag Municipal Police Station, Leyte Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, and PDEA also recovered the P500 buy-bust money with serial number FG 655898, assorted personal items, and a Mitsubishi adventure.

Representatives from barangay, media, and Department of Justice were present during the inventory of the seized pieces of evidence, police said.

The suspect will face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (SunStar Philippines)


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