ORMOC CITY– A job order worker of the local government unit of San Antonio, Northern Samar was arrested during a buy-bust operation led by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA0 and the local police station drug enforcement team in Barangay Ward II of said municipality last Saturday (May 18) at about 12:20 pm.

Recovered from the possession of the suspect, identified as ‘Raul’, was one sachet containing a white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu procured by an operative in the amount of P1,000.

During the conduct of a body search done in the presence of an elected official and a representative from the local media, the searching agent also recovered three more sachets containing white crystalline substances also suspected to be shabu with an estimated weight of 0.32 grams with an estimated street value of P2,176.

Charges of violations of sections 5 (selling illegal drugs) & 11 (possession of illegal drugs) of Article II of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Drugs of 2002, were filed against the suspect who is now detained at the locked-up cell of San Antonio municipal police station.(ROBERT DEJON)