TACLOBAN CITY-Five sachets containing white crystalline substances suspected to be shabu were recovered by the operatives in a buy-bust operation at about 2:15 am Monday (Feb. 13) in Barangay 37 Reclamation Area here.

Major Joselito B. Amistoso, chief of police station 2, identified the suspects as Almer Nacario,38, and Leni Duran,28.

Recovered from the suspects was one sachet containing a white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu procured by an operative in the amount of P500.

During the conduct of a body search, the cops recovered four more sachets of shabu with an estimated weight of 2 grams and a street value of P13,000.

Charges of violations of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Drugs of 2002, were filed against the suspects who are now detained at the locked-up cell of the Police Station 2. (ROBERT DEJON)