A DRUG dealer was arrested by authorities during a buy-bust operation in Lipa City, Batangas on Wednesday.
Lipa City Police Station top cop Lt. Col. Lory M. Tarrazona identified the suspect as Castolo Villaflor Jr. Y Ramos.
Tarrazona said Villaflor was nabbed by his men during a buy-bust operation around 3:20 p.m. on January 19.
A sling bag containing a cal. 45 pistol with a serial BA16453 with one magazine inserted containing six pieces of live ammo, one piece of a heat-sealed transparent sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu weighing more or less 1.35 grams with an estimated street value of P9,315; one piece of P1,000 peso bill and four pieces of P1,000 peso bills, all used as marked money and a black Suzuki Smash motorcycle without a plate number were recovered from the suspect.