Over P500K ‘shabu’ seized in Barangay 4
AN ESTIMATED P573,660 worth of marijuana and shabu or methamphetamine hydrochloride were seized in drug bust conducted by operatives of Police Station 3 at Purok Saylan, Barangay 4, Bacolod City yesterday morning.
The operation also led to the arrest of Nelson Medalla, 29, of Purok Masanag 1, Barangay 26, Bacolod City.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, spokesperson of Bacolod City Police Office, said Medalla was arrested by operatives of Police Station 3 led by Police Major Ruel Culanag after he sold a sachet of shabu to a police undercover at about 2:30 a.m.
Police recovered from Medalla’s possession four sachets of shabu with estimated market value of P240,000, a transparent plastic film wrapper containing dried marijuana leaves with estimated market value of P333,660, seeds and stems of marijuana, the P500 marked money, and drug paraphernalia.
Pico said Medalla was under surveillance for almost a month before his arrest.
He said the suspect is detained at the custodial facility of Police Station 3 and facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.*