POLICE have filed charges before the City Prosecutor’s Office against a suspected illegal drug pusher arrested in a buy-bust operation in Binugao, Toril in Davao City Monday.
Charged for violation of the Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act is Elvin Sayloon Medrano, 23, and a resident of the same barangay.
Medrano was sued after getting arrested in an operation launched by the Toril police with the coordination of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Davao (Pdea) 11.
Police report revealed that the operation took place around 2:40 p.m. Cops made the arrest when a police poseur buyer received a plastic sachet containing methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” from Medrano in exchange of the P500 marked money.
Also seized from Medrano was another sachet of shabu with an undetermined estimated value.
The suspect is currently detained at the Toril police station while the recovered drugs were submitted to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Laboratory 11 for examination. It will be later used as evidence against the suspect in court.
The case is being handled by Prosecutor Stella Esparagoza-Camino. (Ruji Peter S. Abat)