PDEA seizes P7.7M ‘shabu’ in Legazpi City, arrests 2


LEGAZPI CITY – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said its agents seized more than a kilo of “shabu” worth P7.7 million in a buy-bust operation here Saturday night.

According to the PDEA, its men arrested Ismael Onsad, aka “Opaw,” who yielded one kilo of suspected shabu worth P6.9 million and Angelo Ariraya who had 150 grams of the drugs worth P750,000.

Onsad and Ariraya were collared in a house in Purok (sub-village) 2 in Barangay (village) Oro Site which they had been using as a “buying station for drugs,” said Christian Frivaldo, PDEA Bicol chief.

Frivaldo said the suspects, who had been under surveillance since Oct. 10, were major drug suppliers in Albay.

In another buy-bust operation, PDEA agents nabbed Ronald Paredes, 39, Salvador Durana, 24, and Jonathan Lara, 44, along the Emilio Aguinaldo Highway in Barangay Anabu II in Imus town in Cavite province at about 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Seized from the suspects were three plastic bags of suspected shabu weighing 300 grams worth P1.5 million.

The suspects were tagged as the source of the shabu seized from Marilex Arbuis who was arrested in a buy-bust operation last Nov. 23 at the Central Business District Bus Terminal in Naga City. Arbuis was arrested with a certain Ceasar Galiza. /cbb


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