Manila Times - - Regions - TheMani­laTimes RHEA RUTH ROSELL

A HIGH-VALUE tar­get for il­le­gal drugs, pos­ing as a veg­etable ven­dor, yielded more than P2 mil­lion worth of sus­pected shabu when ar­rested in a buy-bust in Cebu City on Sun­day.

Chief Insp. Regino Mara­mag, sta­tion com­man­der of Pardo Po­lice Sta­tion, said a poseur buyer bought a medium pack of shabu for P14,000 from Elvie Peter Man­dreza, 31, in Si­tio Kauswa­gan, Barangay Basak Pardo, in Cebu City at past mid­night on Satur­day.

He told that Man­dreza is tagged as a high-value tar­get and could dis­pose mil­lions worth of shabu ev­ery week in Cebu City, es­pe­cially in Barangay Mam­bal­ing.

Seized from Man­dreza were two more small sa­chets and three large packs of shabu, weigh­ing about 310 grams with an es­ti­mated street value of P2.108 mil­lion.

Man­dreza, who was un­der sur­veil­lance for about three weeks, told po­lice that he has been in the il­le­gal drugs trade for a long time.

“He (Man­dreza) and his live-in part­ner pose as veg­etable ven­dors in Car­bon pub­lic mar­ket (in Cebu City) as their front,” Mara­mag added.

Man­dreza, who did not re­sist ar­rest, is de­tained at the Pardo Po­lice Sta­tion.

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