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Drug ‘peddler’ yields over P100K shabu in Valenzuela

April 21, 2023 Edd Reyes 263 views

AROUND P.1 million worth of illegal drugs were seized by authorities from a married woman during a buy-bust operation Friday before dawn in Valenzuela City.

Valenzuela police chief P/Col. Salvador Destura, Jr. said elements of the Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) led by P/Capt. Joel Madregallejo, arrested the suspect, 43, at around 4:30 at her residence in Santos Compound Bukid, Bgy. Malinta, Valenzuela after she handed a plastic sachet containing suspected shabu to a police-poseur buyer in exchange for P8,500 marked money.

In his report to Northern Police District (NPD) Director P/ BGen. Ponce Rogelio Peñones, Jr., Destura said elements of SDEU conducted a discreet monitoring and surveillance operation against the “drug peddler” after she was able to penetrate Bgy. Malinta as her “market” for illegal drugs.

Apart from the plastic sachet of shabu, which was the object of sale, SDEU operatives seized from Sanchez two plastic sachets containing shabu worth P102,000, a mobile phone used in the illegal drug transactions, and the marked money.

Peñones lauded the personnel of Valenzuela police under the supervision of Destura for their effort in arresting the “high-value target” and confiscating more than P100,000 worth of shabu.

The suspect will be facing charges of violation of RA 9165 before the Valenzuela City Prosecutor’s Office.