2 nabbed in Oriental Mindoro buy-bust
CITY OF CALAPAN––Police arrested two men in a buy-bust operation Thursday night in Puerto Galera town in Oriental Mindoro province, according to a report from Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan (Mimaropa) police.
Ammar Marquez, 41, an electrician and a regional high-value individual; and Arago Lopez, 42, fisherman, were arrested at 9:10 p.m. in Barangay Sinandigan after reportedly selling a sachet of alleged shabu (crystal meth) for P1,000 to a poseur buyer.
Also seized from the suspects were eight sachets of alleged shabu weighing about 3 grams valued at P20,400, P500 buy-bust money, P2,635 cash, and other paraphernalia.
The suspects were placed in police custody and will face charges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
From Jan. 1 to March 10, Mimaropa police recorded 53 drug buy-bust operations, arrested 60 drug personalities, and seized 250.674 grams of shabu worth P1,704,583 and 39.819 grams of marijuana worth P4,778.28. INQ
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