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Ex-cop nabbed in Camarines Sur drug bust

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LEGAZPI CITY — A former police officer was arrested in a drug buy-bust operation in Bato, Camarines Sur on Friday.

Police Colonel Julius Caesar Domingo, Camarines Sur police chief, said in a report that Richelle Mata, 41, was arrested in Barangay (village) San Rafael at around 1:50 p.m. after she sold five grams of shabu (crystal meth) worth P15,000 to an undercover agent.

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During the body search, authorities also recovered a coin purse containing sachets of shabu.

Domingo said they recovered a total of eight grams of shabu worth around P88,000 from the suspect who was included in the illegal drugs watch list.

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Lieutenant Maria Alda Baldonado, deputy chief of the Bato police, said in a phone interview Saturday that Mata was dismissed from the service in 2021.

The PNP filed an administrative case against the suspect in 2019 after failing a random drug test.

Mata was recruited as a police officer in 2008 and previously assigned in Magarao.

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