Mother, 16-year-old son nabbed in drug buy-bust in Camarines Sur
LEGAZPI CITY – A 16-year-old boy was arrested with his mother in a drug buy-bust operation in Sipocot town in Camarines Sur province Thursday morning.
Chief Inspector Jerome Regachuelo, chief of the Sipocot police, said the minor was asked by his mother, Joy Garcia, 40, to deliver the shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) to the contacted buyer at around 11:40 a.m. on Antonio St., Barangay South Centro.
The child was arrested after selling one medium-sized heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu worth P3,000. Being a minor, he was turned over to the Department of Social Welfare and Development due to his age.
“It’s really their modus to use their child in delivering the items,” Regachuelo said. The mother was arrested in a follow up operation also Thursday.
In 2011, her husband, Hernani was arrested through a search warrant operation by Lupi police. Records show that Joy was the number 10 in the provincial drug watchlist. SFM
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