ORMOC CITY-Two sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu were recovered from a newly-identified drug peddler during a buy-bust operation conducted by anti-drug personnel of Palompon, Leyte.

Palompon police chief Capt. Realthur Tanernero identified the suspect as Arnold Arevalo,32, single, farmer, and a resident of Barangay Mazawalo, of said municipality.

The police officer described the suspect as under their drug watch list as a street-level individual.

Recovered from the possession of the suspect were three sachets of suspected shabu with a street value of P3,000.

Charges of violations of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Drugs of 2002, were filed at the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office against the suspect who is still languishing at the locked-up cell of the Palompon police station. (ROBERT DEJON)