ANN/INQUIRER – Police arrested five drug suspects who yielded more than PHP212,000 worth of syabu (crystal meth) in separate buy-bust operations in the Bicol region, Philippines yesterday.
In Camarines Sur, Antonio Abias, 44, was arrested in Barangay (village) Calauag in Naga City at around 2.20am.
Police Senior Master Sergeant Tobias Bongon, Naga City police spokesperson, said operatives recovered 20 grammes of syabu worth around PHP136,000 and a loaded .38 calibre gun from the suspect.
In Nabua town, David Pornillos, 61, was also arrested in an operation in Barangay Lourdes Young at around 1.45am.
Camarines Sur police chief Police Colonel Julius Caesar Domingo said that they confiscated seven grammes of syabu worth some PHP47,600 and a folded paper containing a gramme of suspected dried leaves of marijuana.
In Polangui town in Albay, Edward Sanosa, 22, was arrested for selling 1.35 grammes of syabu worth an estimated PHP9,180 in Barangay Centro Occidental at around 2.40am.
Bicol police spokesperson Police Lieutenant Colonel Maria Luisa Calubaquib said in a report that Sanosa was tagged as a street-level drug peddler.
In Tabaco City, Ryan Rances was also arrested in Barangay Baranghawon at around 12.01am.
Calubaquib said a plastic sachet of ssabu worth PHP6,256 was confiscated from Rances.
In Daet, Camarines Norte, Raymond Dionicio, 26, sold five sachets or two grammes of syabu worth PHP13,600 to an undercover agent in Barangay V at around 2.40am.
The suspects are facing a formal complaint for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.