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Top Davao drug suspect falls

November 18, 2022 People's Tonight 295 views

A TOP drug personality in the Davao region was arrested by the local police after he sold some P244,000 worth of shabu to an undercover officer in Davao City on Monday, Police Regional Office 11 (PRO11) Director Brigadier General Benjamin H. Silo Jr. said Thursday.

The suspect, a 42-year-old waiter from McLeon, Toril District in Davao City, yielded nearly 8 grams of the so-called “poor man’s cocaine” and an unlicensed caliber .38 revolver with four live ammunition during the buy-bust operation conducted just beside the Catch Eye Bar located in GTH Street around 9:40 p.m. Monday.

Silo said that the Davao City Police Office undercover officers led by Maj. Nelson Violan Jr. conducted the sting to arrest the suspect, who has been considered a “big-time” drug personality in the region.

Initially recovered from the suspect was a plastic sachet containing some 2.17 grams of shabu which he sold to the poseur-buyer and the marked P500 bill paid to him by the latter.

When frisked, the suspect yielded the cal. .38 revolver with four bullets, a broken improvised glass tooter, and eight other plastic packets with shabu.

The drugs recovered from the suspect were valued at nearly P244,000.

Silo said that the suspect is now facing criminal charges for the sale and possession of prohibited drugs under the Republic Act (RA) 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, and RA 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulations Act of 2013.