ORMOC CITY– Two individuals are currently detained at the local police station in Maasin City after being apprehended for selling shabu during a buy-bust operation conducted by the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit of the Southern Leyte Provincial Police Office and the City Drug Enforcement Team.

The operation took place at around 3:20 pm on Wednesday (June 19) in Barangay Tagnipa of said city.

The suspects were identified as “Eric Jun,” 43, and alias “Karl,” 26, a wedding singer. Both suspects are listed as street-level individuals (SLI) and are residents of Brgy. Tagnipa.
Police recovered five sachets containing white crystalline substances suspected to be shabu, which were procured by an operative for P5,000.

During a body search conducted in the presence of an elected official and a representative of the National Prosecutors Service, the police recovered five P1,000 bills from the suspects.

One bill, bearing serial number F6585879, was court-subscribed money intended for the operation, while the other four bills were boodle money used as bait. No other illegal items were found on the suspects.

Charges for violations of sections 5 (selling illegal drugs) and 11 (possession of illegal drugs) of Article II of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, have been filed against the suspects, who are temporarily detained at the Maasin City Police Station.