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DEG agents net 3 HVTs, P2M shabu seized

September 30, 2022 Alfred P. Dalizon 212 views

PHILIPPINE National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) Director Brigadier General Narciso D. Domingo, on Wednesday, announced the arrest of three “high-value targets” (HVTs) for illegal drugs in the country following two separate buy-bust operations which led to the seizure of nearly P2 million worth of shabu.

“We have accounted for two more big fishes in the illegal drug industry in the country amid our stepped-up war on drugs ordered by PNP chief, General Rodolfo S. Azurin Jr.,” the official told the Journal Group.

According to Domingo, one of the suspects, a resident of Dumangas, Iloilo City, was arrested inside the Bredco Port reclamation area in Barangay 10, Bacolod City, last Sunday afternoon.

Members of the DEG Special Operations Unit (SOU), assisted by operatives from the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, the local Coast Guard, and the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) Special Operations Group under Brig. Gen. Leo M. Francisco conducted the operation at 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

Two plastic sachets of shabu were recovered from the suspect’s possession, weighing 150 grams and worth P1.020 million.

The suspect is now being held in a local police station.

The two other suspects were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Palao, Ranao-Ranao, Marantao, Lanao del Sur around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Domingo.

The official said that members of the DEG BARMM Field Unit, the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG), and the local police conducted the sting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, which led to the arrest of the two suspects from Bgy. Cawayan in Marantao municipality.

Domingo said that recovered from the possession of the duo were 100 grams of shabu worth P680,000, the marked money, and a motorcycle they used in transporting the drugs.

The two are now locked up at the DEG BARMM SOU.

All three suspects will be facing non-bailable charges for the sale and possession of prohibited drugs under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

The offense carries the maximum penalty of life imprisonment and a fine of P10 million upon conviction.