ORMOC CITY– Three sachets containing white crystalline substances suspected to be shabu were recovered from a newly identified individual in the drugs watchlist of the local police of Hindang, Leyte during a buy-bust operation at about 5:30 pm on Wednesday (May 15).

Police identified the suspect as alias “Jay”, 39, unemployed who was arrested at the town’s public cemetery located in Barangay Tabok where he also resides.

Recovered from his possession was one sachet containing a white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu procured by an operative in the amount of P500.

During the conduct of a body search done in the presence of an elected official and a representative from the local media, cops also recovered two more sachets containing suspected shabu with an estimated street value of P1,000.

The suspect did not issue any statement to the media covering the event.

Charges of violations of sections 5 (selling illegal drugs) & 11 (possession of illegal drugs) of Article II of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Drugs of 2002 were filed against him who is now detained at the Hindang municipal police station.