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Over P1.1M ‘shabu’ seized from 8 suspects in Bicol

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LEGAZPI CITY — Eight suspected drug traders were arrested while more than P1.1 million worth of “shabu” (crystal meth) was recovered in separate operations on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Bicol region.

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Lieutenant Colonel Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, reported that Gregorio Richelieu Ayen was arrested in a buy-bust operation at 10:50 a.m. in Barangay La Purisima in Pili town in Camarines Sur.

Authorities recovered 150 grams of shabu worth about P1,020,000, a .38-caliber revolver loaded with two rounds of live ammunition, and a weighing scale.

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Ayen was identified as a high-value target and on the illegal drug watch list in the region.

In Minalabac town in the same province, Joven Norte, 32, was arrested at 10:30 p.m. in Barangay San Jose.

Calubaquib said Norte yielded .40 grams of shabu worth P2,500.

In Calabanga town, Clodualdo Miguel Villante, 37, was arrested at 8:15 p.m. in Barangay San Isidro.

Villante was a newly identified drug suspect in the town. Anti-narcotics operatives confiscated a gram of shabu worth P6,800 from him.

Calubaquib said Emilton Ampongan, 20, was also arrested at 5:25 p.m. in Barangay Cabutagan in Lupi town.

Authorities recovered three sachets of shabu worth P1,520 and two sachets or 2.5 grams of marijuana worth P600.

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In Naga City, Domingo Sta Ana Jr. and Alvin Sarcon, 51, were arrested with three grams worth P20,400 and a loaded .38-caliber revolver.

In Basud town in Camarines Norte, Roda Rafael, 47, was arrested in Barangay Matnog at 1:30 p.m. Police confiscated two grams of shabu worth P13,600.

In Virac town in Catanduanes, Jaime Valeza, 52, was also arrested around 5:30 p.m. in Barangay Pajo San Isidro.

Calubaquib said Valeza yielded eight grams of shabu worth about P54,400. INQ

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