OPERATIVES from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Philippine National Police arrested a suspected drug pusher and seized some P1.3 million worth of suspected shabu during a buy-bust operation in Dumaguete City on Tuesday afternoon, March 21, 2023.

A report from the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office identified the suspect as Jay Pujol Omelan, 35, resident of Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

The suspect was arrested around 3:10 p.m. in Purok Panaghiosa, Barangay Calindagan.

Seized during the operation were suspected shabu weighing a total of some 195 grams.

The estimated street value of the suspected shabu is pegged at P1,329,400.

The suspect is now detained at the Dumaguete Police Station.

Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act are now being readied against him. (PNA)