ORMOC CITY– Fifteen sachets containing a white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu estimated to weigh 50 grams with a street value of P325,000 were recovered by operatives of the Station Drug Enforcement Team (SDET) of Police Station 2 of Tacloban City Police Office from a drug surrenderee during a buy-bust operation last Nov. 2.

Police Major Edwin Cañamaque, chief of police of the Tacloban city police station 2, identified the suspect as Rechie Acuña,32, who was arrested at about 10 pm in Brgy. 91 during the sting operation.

Recovered from his possession was one sachet of suspected shabu procured by an operative in the amount of P25,500.

During a body search conducted in front of barangay officials and a media representative, the searching cops recovered from the suspect a waist purse that contain 14 more sachets of suspected shabu with cash money of P25,500.

The suspect claimed that a friend just asked him to deliver what he said to be goods with a promise of money in return.

Charges of violations of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Drugs of 2002, are being readied by the arresting cops against the suspect who is temporarily detained at the Police Station 2 in Abucay district.