Over P500K ‘shabu’ seized in Barangay 4

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

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.*

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