Pusher EPD-DDEU operatives conduct an inventory of more than P160,000 worth of seized high-grade marijuana or ‘kush.’ Photo courtesy of EPD -DDEU

EPD-DDEU bags couple for online selling of ‘kush’

June 6, 2023 Arlene Rivera 217 views

TWO suspects who were live-in partners and listed as “high-value individuals” (HVIs) at the regional level were nabbed for selling “high-grade” marijuana or “kush” online through social media in a buy-bust operation in Pasig City.

In a report submitted to Eastern Police District (EPD) director Police Brigadier Gen. Wilson Asueta by District Drug Enforcement Unit (DDEU) chief P/Maj. Darwin Guerrero, they arrested a suspect with the alias “Roderick,” an online seller, and her live-in partner, a call center agent, both residents of Pasig City.

Based on the report, the suspects were captured after conducting surveillance based on the information that the duo was involved in selling “kush.”

DDEU agents arrested the suspects caught selling dried marijuana leaves along the boundary of Pasig and Cainta.

The suspect transacted with a poseur buyer through Facebook (FB) and agreed to meet.

The suspects instructed the poseur buyer thru FB Messenger to get the kush from their residence as their courier was not around.

Authorities seized from the suspects one ziplock bag containing marijuana weighing 36 grams, 17 “cosmic karts” cartridges containing kush weighing 17 milligrams valued at P169,400, and the marked money.

The two suspects are now locked up at the Pasig custodial facility and facing charges for violation of RA (Republic Act) 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Meanwhile, the DDEU team nabbed a teenager for P170,000 worth of shabu in a separate drug operation in Pasig City.

The suspect, 19, of Bgy. San Miguel, Pasig City, was nabbed at the vicinity of Pasig Mega Market at around 1 a.m. Tuesday (June 6).

Police confiscated two plastic sachets of shabu weighing 25 grams valued at P170,000.

Asueta lauded the DDEU for their arrest and warned “drug pushers” and users to stop their illegal activities as they will continue to operate against them.