TACLOBAN CITY- A woman college instructor and an alleged target listed drug personality were arrested in a buy-bust operations in Matalom, Leyte over the weekend.
Authorities identified the suspects as Mary Jane Laroa, 23, single, licensed teacher, and Kevin Lalic, 21, jobless, a drug surrenderee.
Joint elements from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Philippine Army together with the local police of Matalom arrested them at Barangay Sta. Fe of said town at around 9:35 p.m., July 21.
Purchased and confiscated from the suspects were eight pieces plastic sachet containing suspected “shabu” weighing around 0.25 gram with an estimated market value of P6,000 and drug paraphernalia.
The two were charged for violation of Section 5, 11, 12, and 26, Article II of RA 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, police said.