Shabu worth P1M seized in Rizal buy-bust
LUCENA CITY — More than P1 million worth of shabu (crystal meth) was seized from two alleged big-time illegal drug traffickers in a buy-bust operation on Tuesday night in Rodriguez town in Rizal province.
In a report on Wednesday, Jan. 31, the Region 4A police said the members of the local drug enforcement unit arrested alias “Joven” and “Edelyn” at 10:45 p.m. after they sold P5,000 worth of shabu to a poseur buyer in a transaction in Barangay Balite.
Police said the suspects yielded 10 plastic sachets and one knot-tied ice bag containing 150 grams of shabu with an estimated Dangerous Drugs Board value of P1,020,000 at P6,800 per gram.
Police were conducting further investigations to determine the suspects’ source of the illegal drugs.
Police tagged both suspects as “high-value individuals” in the illegal drug trade.
The suspects were detained and are facing charges of violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.