CATBALOGAN CITY -- A fish vendor in Tacloban City who appears to be also selling prohibited drugs was arrested in a drug bust Thursday night.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr. said the suspect, identified as Vicente Quisay, 25, was arrested by joint operatives of from PDEA-Eastern Visayas and Leyte police anti-illegal drugs task force around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10.
Quisay was caught selling illegal drugs to a police team led by PDEA-Eastern Visayas Director Laurefel Gabales near his residence in Barangay 39, Siren District, Tacloban City.
The police also seized from his possession 37 pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” weighing 169 grams and with estimated market value of P1,000,000.
The seized drug was brought to the PDEA laboratory for analysis, while the suspect has been locked up in a PDEA facility.
Quisay was charged with violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs) and Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165 or The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs of 2002. (Ricky J. Bautista)