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Ex-drug surrenderer caught in buy-bust operation

Packets of shabu seized during a raid at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Group in Cebu City. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO / MERLIE DACUNOS CEBU PROVINCIAL POLICE OFFICE

Packets of shabu (CDN FILE PHOTO/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO FROM PNP FILES

LUCENA CITY – A former drug surrenderer has been arrested in a buy-bust operation in this city.

Senior Supt. Rhoderick Armamento, Quezon police provincial director, said Lucena’s anti-illegal drug operatives nabbed Joey Peñamora after he sold a sachet of “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) in Barangay (village) Cotta around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Police seized five small plastic sachets of shabu weighing seven grams worth P13,000. The suspect also yielded P1,500 cash money believed to be proceeds of his illegal drugs transaction.

A police intelligence operative said the sachets were newly packed and ready for distribution to drug users in the village. The operative said the suspect voluntarily surrendered as a drug pusher and user in the past “Oplan Tokhang” anti-illegal drug campaign.

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“But when we recently received information from his fellow surrenderers that he returned to his illegal activity, we immediately placed him under surveillance and monitoring,” said the undercover policeman.  SFM

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