Police seize P2.3 million worth of ‘shabu’ in Nueva Ecija; one suspect nabbed
MANILA, Philippines — Anti-narcotics operatives from the Philippine National Police (PNP) arrested a suspected drug peddler and seized P2.3 million worth of “shabu” (crystal meth) in Nueva Ecija on Sunday morning.
PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar identified the suspect as Sheryl Santos, 43 years old, female, a call center agent, and resident of Sto. Domingo, Nueva Ecija.
She was arrested by operatives during a drug-bust operation on June 13, 2021, at about 3:00 a.m. in Barangay Aduas Norte, Cabanatuan City.
Eleazar said authorities were able to capture Santos after a policeman posing as a buyer was able to purchase a piece of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white substance believed to be shabu.
Three knot-tied transparent packs and 11 heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing substance believed to be shabu with an estimated weight of 345 grams and a value of P2,346,000.00 were found and confiscated in the suspect’s possession, as well as two digital weighing scales hidden inside a brown handbag and the buy-bust money.
The arrested suspect is now under the custody of Cabanatuan CPS.
Appropriate charges for violation of Sections 5 and 11, Article II of the Republic Act No. 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) are being prepared against the suspect.
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