5 Cavite drug suspects fall, over P130,000 shabu seized
LUCENA CITY – Police arrested five drug suspects on Saturday and seized and estimated P131,000 worth of shabu (crystal meth) in separate buy-bust operations in Cavite.
Elma Bihag and Eugene Tamundoc were collared in Dasmariñas City at around 5:40 p.m. after they sold shabu to an undercover agent in Barangay Paliparan 3, the Police Region 4A police said in a report Sunday.
Confiscated from the duo were 11 sachets of shabu with an estimated street value of P62,100.
Later, the same team of anti-illegal drugs operatives also busted Richard Yabut and Marlon Ferriol in another part of the village at around 9:15 p.m.
The duo yielded four sachets of shabu worth an estimated P35,000.
Meanwhile, policemen and jail guards in General Mariano Alvarez (GMA) town, nabbed Ednalyn Belmonte in another operation in Barangay Olaes at 7 p.m.
The suspect was caught in possession of two sachets of shabu worth around P34,000.
The report said jail authorities learned from inmates that the suspect was allegedly recruiting shabu peddlers which prompted the police to initiate a buy-bust operation.
All arrested suspects have since been detained and will face a formal complaint for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.