In possession of shabu
valued at P20,000

TACLOBAN CITY- Anti-drug elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency(PDEA)-8 and 8th MIB of the Philippine Army arrested another high-value target during the conduct of a buy-bust operation at Magsaysay Boulevard (Madonna of Japan), here in the city last Friday(August 4)at around 6 pm.
In a report submitted to PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña, elements of PDEA-8 under Director Edgar T. Jubay and 8th MIB PA, identified the suspect as Rex Gaviola, 43, married and a resident of Mountview, Youngfield, this city.
Gaviola was considered as a high-value target and said to be connected at the Leyte provincial capitol as an administrative aide.
Purchased and seized during the operation were eight (8) pieces of heat-sealed plastic transparent sachet containing suspected shabu weighing about 4.0 grams with an estimated market value of P20, 000.
Gaviola 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 RO8 Detention Facility while waiting for his commitment order. (PR)