AN ESTIMATED P40,800 worth of shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride was seized in a drug bust by operatives of Police Station 7 in Purok Kabugwason, Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City Sunday morning, June 13, 2021.
The operation also led to the arrest of Elester Palmes, 27; and Romeo Bandejas Jr., 34, both residents of Barangay Mansilingan.
Police Captain Elmer Bonilla, chief of Police Station 7, said the suspects were arrested after they sold a sachet of shabu to a police undercover around 11:20 a.m.
Police recovered from the suspects’ possession two plastic sachets of shabu weighing six grams, the P500 marked money, and P618 cash.
The suspects, who were identified as street-level individuals in Bacolod City, were under surveillance for almost a month before their arrest.
The suspects were detained at the custodial facility of Police Station 7. They are facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.