ORMOC CITY-Six sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu were recovered from a fish vendor during a buy-bust operation at about 5:42 pm Tuesday (Jan. 17) in Calbayog City.

The suspect was identified as Cresente Boque, 47, and a resident of P-5, Barangay Balud in the said city.

Recovered from his possession was one sachet containing of suspected shabu procured by an operative in the amount of P500.

During a body search in front of barangay officials and media representatives, the police recovered five more sachets containing the suspected prohibited drugs with a street value of P2500.

Charges of violations of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Law against illegal drugs, were filed at the City Prosecutors Office on Wednesday (an.18) against the suspect who is temporarily detained at the detention cell of Calbayog CPS. (ROBERT DEJON)