P12.7-M shabu seized from 5 big-time traffickers in Cavite, Rizal
LUCENA CITY — Five people tagged by police as big-time illegal drug traffickers were arrested on Monday, Sept. 26, and yielded more than P12.7 million worth of shabu (crystal meth) in separate buy-bust operations in Cavite and Rizal provinces.
The Police Regional Office 4A (PRO-4A) reported Tuesday that anti-illegal drugs operatives collared Diadema and Betty, both surnamed Babasa, at 7:12 p.m. after selling P3,000 worth of shabu to a poseur buyer in Barangay Gulod Malaya in San Mateo, Rizal. The report did not specify the relationship between the suspects.
Seized from the suspects were a weighing scale, one big plastic sachet, and eight small sachets of shabu weighing 1.026 kilograms with estimated Dangerous Drugs Board value of P6,979,520.
The report tagged Diadema as high-value individual (HVI) on the drug watch list in the local drug scene.
In Dasmariñas City, Cavite, operatives from PRO-4A, provincial and local drug enforcement units arrested around 8 p.m. Dexter Santos, Arlene Navarro, and Ruffa Maie Gervacio in Barangay Salitran 4.
Authorities reportedly found the suspects with nine sachets of meth weighing 850 grams worth P5,780,000.
The police said the three suspects were also considered HVIs.
The police were conducting further investigation to determine the source of the illegal drugs seized from the five suspects.
All suspects are under police custody and face charges of violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
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