TACLOBAN CITY- A carpenter and a laborer were busted for alleged drug selling in two separate anti-drug operations last week.
In a joint operation by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Philippine National Police (PNP), authorities arrested Michael Picardial, 31, laborer and a resident of Barangay 107, Sta. Elena, New Hope Village, in Tacloban City on February 19.
Confiscated from the suspect, who earlier surrendered under the Oplan: Tokhang, were two pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be “shabu” weighing 2.0 grams with an estimated market value of P13,600.
In Maasin City, operatives also caught Glenn Batistil, 41, married and a carpenter from Brgy. Combado on February 18.
During the buy-bust operation, police recovered 13 pieces of alleged shabu weighing 1.5 grams with an estimated value of P10, 200 and drug paraphernalia.
The two suspects are facing charges for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), and Section 12 (Possession of Drug Paraphernalia) under Article II of RA 9165.