Drug pusher nabbed in Lucena buy-bust
LUCENA CITY – Police arrested a suspected drug pusher in a buy-bust operation here shortly before midnight Tuesday.
Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, Quezon police chief, said anti-illegal drugs operatives arrested Jericho Navela, 39, after he sold “shabu” (crystal meth) to an undercover policeman in Barangay Silangang Mayao around 11:50 p.m.
Navela yielded six sachets of shabu weighing a total of 11 grams with an estimated Dangerous Drugs Board value of P20,350. The confiscated shabu is worth P55,000 in the street market at the prevailing price of P5,000 a gram.
Barangay officials witnessed the documentation of the seized illegal drugs, police said. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR.
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