ORMOC CITY– A farmer from Naval, Biliran was arrested in a buy-bust operation Monday (Jan. 23).

Reports from the local police identified the arrested suspect as Julius Jorge,45, and a resident of sitio Lomboy, Barangay Calumpang where the operation took place at about 8:40 am, Major Chamberline Ludevise, Naval town police chief said.

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

During a body search in the presence of barangay officials and a representative from the Department of Justice (DOJ), the searching cops recovered from the suspect one P50 bill and another P500 which is a court-subscribed money intended for the operation.

Charges of violation of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Law against illegal Drugs of 2002, was filed at the Provincial Prosecutors Office against the suspect who is presently detained at the locked-up cell of Naval police station.