POLICE arrested on Thursday, April 22, 2021, a barangay kagawad and four other suspects in separate anti-drug operations in Eastern Visayas towns.
In Alangalang, Leyte, police identified the barangay kagawad as Mark Vergara, 32, who has been listed as a high-value individual of the town.
A poseur buyer was able to purchase from the suspect a sachet containing substance believed to be shabu, while confiscated from his possession and control were three small sachets believed to be containing shabu and buy-bust money.
The drug item was estimated at P2,500, police said.
In Tacloban City, elements of Police Station 2-Station Drug Enforcement Unit apprehended Jeffrey Delingon, 36.
Authorities said the recovered items from the suspect have estimated total weight of more or less one gram and have a total street value of P8,500.
In Calbayog City, two suspects were arrested in separate buy-bust operations. They were identified as Gelan Berano Balangkit, 24, and John Rey Dorado, 19.
Operatives confiscated from Balangkit’s possession and control two small transparent plastic sachets containing shabu.
Dorado allegedly sold a shabu worth P200 to an undercover policeman.
Recovered from suspect were small sachet of shabu, as subject of sale; two large sachets believed to be containing shabu; four small sachets containing shabu; drug paraphernalia; and buy-bust money.
In Macrohon, Southern Leyte, police arrested Armando Lantikse Galupo, 23, after a poseur buyer was able to buy three sachets believed to be containing shabu in consideration of P15,000.
The buy-bust operations were conducted in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, police said in the report.
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)