P196,000 worth of shabu seized in buy-bust

Sun Star Bacolod - - Top Stories - BY MERLINDA A. PE­DROSA

AN es­ti­mated P196,000 worth of sus­pected shabu (metham­phetamine hy­drochlo­ride) was seized in sep­a­rate drug bust op­er­a­tions in Ba­colod and Si­lay City in the past two days.

In Ba­colod City, po­lice iden­ti­fied the sus­pects as Joan Mifa of Purok 4, Barangay Sing­cang-air­port; and Al­fred­er­ick Diaz, 27, of Purok Ka­mansi, Barangay Banago.

Mifa al­legedly sold a sa­chet of shabu to a po­lice agent for P500 in her house at about 2 a.m.

Op­er­a­tives of Po­lice Sta­tion 8 re­cov­ered from Mifa’s pos­ses­sion seven sa­chets of sus­pected shabu, the P500 marked money, P350 in cash and drug para­pher­na­lia.

The po­lice said the con­fis­cated il­le­gal drugs, weigh­ing six grams, has an es­ti­mated mar­ket value of P76,000.

Mifa, who is de­tained at the cus­to­dial fa­cil­ity of the po­lice sta­tion, is fac­ing drug charges.

In Si­lay City, Diaz was also ar­rested af­ter he sold sa­chets of sus­pected shabu to po­lice agent for P7,000 at Bue­nav­ista Sub­di­vi­sion Phase 3 in Barangay Guin­halaran, Si­lay City Thurs­day even­ing.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Noel Po­lines, chief of Si­lay City Po­lice Sta­tion, said Diaz is in­cluded on their tar­get list.

Po­lice re­cov­ered from Diaz’s pos­ses­sion 10 sa­chets of sus­pected shabu, the P7,000 marked money, cel­lu­lar phone, and drug para­pher­na­lia.

Po­lines said the re­cov­ered il­le­gal drugs, weigh­ing 10 grams, has an es­ti­mated mar­ket value P120,000.

He said the con­fis­cated il­le­gal drugs were brought to Re­gional Crime Lab­o­ra­tory Of­fice in Iloilo City for the drug test and lab­o­ra­tory ex­am­i­na­tion.

Diaz is de­tained at the cus­to­dial fa­cil­ity of Si­lay City Po­lice Sta­tion and fac­ing drug charges.*

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

THE re­cov­ered drugs worth P120,000 from the buy-bust op­er­a­tion in Si­lay City on Thurs­day.

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