TACLOBAN CITY- Two alleged illegal drug pushers were caught in two separate buy-bust operations on Tuesday (August 4) in Southern Leyte province.
In Libagon town, police arrested Richie Supangan, 39, jobless, as undercover police agent bought three pieces of plastic sachets suspected to be shabu in consideration of P2,000.
The anti-drug operation was conducted by Libagon Municipal Police led by Lieutenant Vilsasar Coliao, officer- in-charge, together with Southern Leyte Provincial Police Office-Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (SLPPO-PDEU) led by Lieutenant Maja Beringel and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the region.
In Maasin City, police also arrested Arwin Antoc, 27, jobless, and street level individual in the city.
Purchased from the suspect were four pieces of transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, as subject of sale, in consideration of P3,000.
Confiscated from the suspect were six pieces heat-sealed plastic sachets containing suspected shabu wrapped with small transparent cellophane, one piece P1,000 used as buy-bust money and two pieces P1,000 boodle money, and a motorcycle.
The inventory of the confiscated items was done in the presence of the suspect and witnessed by barangay officials and media representatives, according to the report.
Lieutenant Colonel Mark Nalda, officer- in- charge of Maasin City Police Station, also conducted on-scene inspection.
The suspects were detained awaiting the filing of charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.