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2 gov’t workers held for selling shabu in Koronadal

/ 05:21 PM February 05, 2020

KORONADAL CITY –– Anti-narcotics operatives arrested Wednesday (Feb. 5) two civil servants for selling crystal meth or shabu during an anti-drugs operation inside a government compound here.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 12 Director Naravy Duquiatan identified the suspects as Renante Anas, 36, a resident of Barangay Buenavista in Surallah, South Cotabato and Joemel Cabrera, 39, of Purok Masipag, Barangay Sta. Cruz here.

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They were collared in a buy-bust operation inside the South Cotabato Provincial Engineer’s Office in Barangay Zone 4.

Duquiatan said both conspired to sell a sachet of shabu to a poseur-buyer in exchange for P500. When arrested, another sachet of shabu was also seized from the suspects.

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Duquiatan said the two are employees of the Provincial Engineer’s Office of South Cotabato. Anas is a permanent employee as a heavy equipment operator, while Cabrera is a contractual employee.

Charges are being prepared against the two, who are now jailed at the PDEA detention facility in General Santos City.

Edited by Lzb
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