ALBUERA, Leyte-Operatives of the Station Drug Enforcement Team (SDET) here arrested a drug peddler in a sting operation in sitio Canlalin, Barangay Poblacion here on Jan. 20.

Town police chief, Major Miguelito Bocade, who led the operation, identified the suspect as Adrian Makabenta, 48, married, and listed as a street level individual in the drugs list of the local police station.

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

During the conduct of a body search, police recovered one coin purse that yielded six more sachets containing white crystalline substances suspected to be shabu with an estimated street value of P3,000.

Charges of violations of RA 9165, or the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Drugs of 2002, were filed by the local police against the arrested suspect who is temporarily detained at the locked-up cell of the local police.