TACLOBAN CITY – Two alleged drug users were apprehended by police operatives in the city as they intensify their campaign against those who are in the illegal drug trade and who refuses to voluntarily surrender.
Arrested during a buy-bust operation were Erwin Edrich Montecastro, 37 and a resident of Fatima Village and Carmela Ponsalan, 26 of Rainbow Village.
The two suspects, who are both jobless, were caught selling the illegal drug of shabu to a police asset in Rainbow Village last Monday (July 25) at around 10:30 in the evening.
City police director, Senior Superintendent Rolando Bade said that confiscated from the suspects were 12 sachets of suspected shabu and the P500 marked money.
Bade said that the two have been under surveillance by the police due to their illegal drug trade activities in the city.
A case for violation of Sections 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165 were filed against the two who were detained at the Tacloban City jail. (JAZMIN BONIFACIO)