P530K in drugs seized

Sun Star Bacolod - - Topstories - BY GLAZYL Y. MASCULINO

AN es­ti­mated P530,000 worth of il­le­gal drugs was seized in sep­a­rate buy-bust op­er­a­tions in Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal on Jan­uary 10.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the sus­pects as Amir Ah­mad Ali, 39; and Ed­win Ledesma, 48, both res­i­dents of Barangay 3.

Po­lice re­cov­ered from their pos­ses­sions 12 sa­chets of sus­pected shabu (metham­phetamine hy­drochlo­ride) worth P500,000, the P500 marked money, P750 in cash, and a cel­lu­lar phone.

Both sus­pects are iden­ti­fied as mem­bers of Be­ria Drug Group, po­lice records showed.

Se­nior In­spec­tor Marc Joeil Recla­mado, team leader of Re­gional Drug En­force­ment Unit (RDEU), said they’ve been mon­i­tor­ing Ali, who is the tar­get sub­ject of the op­er­a­tion, for one week.

Both sus­pects are de­tained at Po­lice Sta­tion 2 for the fil­ing of drug charges.

Also ar­rested in Barangay Han­du­manan in this city on Thurs­day was Chris­tian Puerto, the 10th top drug per­son­al­ity of Po­lice Sta­tion 10.

Po­lice seized from him sev­eral sa­chets of sus­pected shabu worth P15,000, and the P500 marked money.

In Bago City, Ian Agustin, 40, of Barangay Bin­ubuhan was ar­rested in the said vil­lage on the same day. He is a newly-iden­ti­fied drug per­son­al­ity.

Au­thor­i­ties con­fis­cated from him seven sa­chets of sus­pected shabu worth P15,000, cel­lu­lar phone, the P200 marked money, P270 in cash, and bag.*

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