AN ESTIMATED P170,000 worth of shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride was seized in a drug bust by operatives of Police Station 7 at East Homes 5, Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City over the weekend.
The operation also led to the arrest of John Villegas, 38, of Barangay Mansilingan; Marc Felix Tad-y, 29, of Helvetia Heights, Barangay Villamonte; and Reynaldo Lepania, 43, of Villa Angela, Barangay Villamonte.
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 5:40 p.m. Saturday.
Police recovered from the suspects' possession ten sachets of shabu weighing 25 grams, the P1,000 marked money, a pouch, and the P700 cash.
The suspects were identified as street-level individuals in Bacolod City. All of them were under surveillance for almost a month before their arrest.
The suspects are detained at the custodial facility of Police Station 7. They will be charged for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.