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2 ‘HVTs’ collared, P13.6M shabu seized in Negros sting

August 28, 2022 People's Tonight 245 views

POLICE Regional Office 6 (PRO6) director, Brigadier General Leo M. Francisco on Sunday announced the arrest two female siblings-turned ‘high-value drug targets’ in Western Visayas after they conspired to sell more than two kilograms of shabu worth at least P13.6 million to an undercover officer in Silay City in Negros Occidental.

In a report to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, General Rodolfo S. Azurin Jr., the Western Visayas police director identified the arrested suspects as Angie Dumdumaya alias ‘Tomboy,’30; and her sister Angielyn,25, both residents of Sitio Dapdap in Barangay Lantad, Silay City.

Francisco said confiscated from the two suspects were five plastic packets containing 2,100 grams of the so-called ‘poor man’s cocaine’ worth over P13,668,000 and the buy-bust money topped by some marked bills.

The PRO6 director said members of the PRO6 Regional Drug Enforcement Unit led by Lieutenant Glenn A. Soliman, with the assistance of officers from the Silay City Police Station led by Lt. Guilmor S. Cuare, conducted the sting past 10 a.m. Sunday following weeks of surveillance.

“We have accounted for two top drug targets in Western Visayas who have long been under our radar amid persistent reports that they were involved in big-time drug trafficking activities in the region,” said Brig. Gen. Francisco.

The official added that they are still conducting follow-up operations to identify and arrest the main source of the shabu confiscated from the duo.

Both suspects will be facing non-bailable charges for sale and possession of prohibited drugs under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. They are being held at the Silay City police lock-up facility.