TACLOBAN CITY- Anti-drug elements of the regional Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Provincial Police Drug Enforcement Unit arrested a garbage collector from this city during a buy-bust operation.
Arrested by the operatives was Noel Balasabas, 31, married and a resident of Barangay 27, Seawall area in a buy-bust Wednesday (Sept.4) at about 9:30 pm in Barangay 66, Paseo de Legaspi.
Purchased and seized during the buy-bust operation were three pieces of a heat-sealed plastic transparent sachet containing suspected shabu weighing 0.3 gram with an estimated market value of P1,500.
Balasabas will be charged for violations of Section 5 (sale of dangerous drugs) and Section 11 (possession of dangerous drugs), Article II of RA 9165.
The suspect is now temporarily detained at PDEA-8 detention facility while waiting for his commitment order. (PR)