ORMOC CITY-A passenger van driver was arrested by operatives of the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit of the Eastern Samar Provincial Police Office, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Station Drugs Enforcement Team of the local police of Sulat, Eastern Samar on Tuesday (April 11).

The suspect, Francis Sesio, 37, is listed as a newly- identified individual on the drug watch list of both the provincial and local police in Eastern Samar.

Recovered from the possession of the suspect during the sting operation in Brgy. Riverside at about 8:10 pm were two sachets containing a white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu procured by an operative in the amount of P1,500.

And during a body search, operatives recovered from the suspect seven more sachets containing the same white crystalline substances also suspected to be shabu.
Charges of violations of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Drugs of 2002, were filed against the suspect who is now detained at the locked-up cell of Sulat municipal police station. (ROBERT DEJON)