₱624,000 shabu seized in Davao City buy-bust

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DAVAO CITY – The Davao City po­lice Sta. Ana po­lice sta­tion seized

₱624,000 worth of sus­pected shabu from two un­em­ployed men in a buy­bust op­er­a­tion here Fri­day.

Davao City Po­lice Of­fice spokesper­son Maria Tere­sita Gas­pan iden­ti­fied the sus­pects as Joel Al­coriza, 43, of Guer­rero, and Danny Vil­larta, 44, of Malag­amot in Barangay Panacan here.

Gas­pan said po­lice launched a buy­bust op­er­a­tion in a car ser­vice shop on Dacu­dao Ave., Barangay Pa­ciano, Ban­goy upon val­i­dat­ing the in­for­ma­tion on the il­le­gal drug trade of the sus­pects in the area.

She said a po­lice poseur agent man­aged to pur­chase from Al­coriza, ac­com­pa­nied by Vil­larta, a sa­chet of sus­pected shabu worth ₱1,000 around 4:35 p.m.

Gas­pan said Al­coriza was nabbed as he was about to re­ceive the marked money. Vil­larta was also ar­rested.

Upon frisk­ing, 13 sa­chets of sus­pected shabu weigh­ing 52 grams with a street value of ₱624,000 were seized from Al­coriza.

"The ar­rest of the sus­pects will par­a­lyze if not ter­mi­nate the cir­cu­la­tion of il­le­gal drugs within the area of Pa­ciano Ban­goy and neigh­bor­ing barangays within the city, Guer­rero, and some ar­eas of Panacan," she said.

Gas­pan said pa­trons of the sus­pect are mostly skilled work­ers. They are also dis­tribut­ing their items to other re­tail­ers, con­sid­er­ing their quan­tity.

She said the sus­pect is con­sid­ered a High Val­ued-Tar­get due to the value of the drugs seized and charges will be filed against Al­coriza and Vil­larta for vi­o­la­tion of Repub­lic Act 9165 or the Com­pre­hen­sive Dan­ger­ous Drugs Act of 2002. (Ar­mando B. Fenequito Jr.)

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