TACLOBAN CITY- A couple with two others was arrested by members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in different sting operations in the region for using and selling the prohibited hydrochloride methamphetamine or shabu. Liza Baoy, PDEA information officer, identified the arrested persons as Danilo Bueta, 50 and his common-law wife, Nenita Solayao, 44; Melvin Facturan; and Conrad Borneo. Bueta and his wife were arrested by the PDEA agents in Calbiga, Samar last May 13 in a buy bust operation which yielded for the confiscation of five sachets of purported shabu, various drug paraphernalias and P500. The couple are now detained at the Calbiga police station and charged for violation of Republic Act 9165, the comprehensive drugs law, particularly for possession and selling of the illegal drug. Meantime, Factoran of Lumbang 1, Calanipawan of Tacloban was arrested in possession of shabu weighing 6.9 grams last May 21. Also arrested was a Conrad Borneo,34 and married in Brgy. Santo Nino, Matalom, Leyte during a buy bust operation last May 24 with agents of the NBI were able to seize from the suspect one gram of shabu with a street value of P10,000. Cases for illegal possession and selling shabu were filed against the suspect who is now detained at the PDEA-8. Baoy said that suspects arrested by them are place under their custodial unit while those arrested in a joint operation with police are locked up at jails. (LIZBETH ANN ABELLA)