'Fish vendor' yields P2.1 M shabu

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A high-value drug personality posing as a fish vendor in Carbon Market was caught in a buy bust operation hiding P2.1 million worth of drugs in his home in Barangay Basak Pardo, Cebu City.

Elvie Peter Mandreza, a newly identified alleged drug personality, was caught with the large stash of shabu in an operation staged at dawn Sunday, according to Chief Inspector Regino Maramag, the chief of the Pardo Police Station that conducted the bust.

Maramag said the Pardo police placed Ma n d r e z a under surveillance for two weeks prior to his arrest.

Mandreza allegedly posed as a fish vendor in Carbon Market, Cebu City’s premier public market spread in an over-a-hectare area, in order to build connections for his illicit trade.

The suspect has just risen from the ranks in Cebu City’s drug trade and was starting to be known as the drug pusher to go to in Barangay Mambaling, according to Maramag.

Confiscated from Mandreza’s possession were two small packs and three large packs of suspected shabu with a total value of P2.108 million.

Mandreza is currently detained at the Pardo Police Station pending the filing of charges against him. — CDN

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