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PRO 5, PDEA collar top drug suspect for P3.5M shabu

June 27, 2022 Alfred P. Dalizon 238 views

COMBINED agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Police Regional Office 5 (PRO 5) last Friday arrested a top drug target in the Bicol region after he sold nearly P3.5 million worth of shabu to an undercover officer in Naga City, a report to Philippine National Police Officer-in-Charge (PNP-OIC) Lieutenant General Vicente D. Danao Jr. said yesterday.

The suspect is considered a “high-value target” (HVT) and is a resident of Bgy. Bagumbayan Norte in Naga City was arrested after he handed the drugs to a poseur and received the buy-bust money along Jacob Street in Zone 5 of the same barangay past 9:00 p.m. Friday, said PRO 5 Director Brig. Gen. Mario A. Reyes.

Members of the PDEA Region 5 office under Director General Wilkins M. Villanueva and the Naga City Police Office conducted the entrapment operation

Recovered were three plastic sachets of shabu weighing 506 grams valued at P3,440,800, the buy-bust money, and a mobile phone he used to contact the undercover operative, the Bicol Police director said.

The suspect is now facing non-bailable charges for selling and possessing prohibited drugs under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.