TACLOBAN CITY- A government employee was among arrested by the members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-8) in a series of buy-bust operations in the city.
Manuel Fausto,43, and an employee of the Tacloban city government was arrested in possession of one sachet of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu valued at P1,000 by PDEA operatives in Barangay 62-B, Sagkahan district last October 11 at about 2:50 pm.
Also arrested was Jess Virgil Cordero, 26 and his live-in partner Joyce Anne Leona,28, in a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Poblacion, district 11 of La Paz town in Leyte at about 5:30 pm on October 17.
Seized from the two drug suspects were two sachets of shabu valued at P1,000 and six dried marijuana leaves.
And in another sting operation conducted by the PDEA agents was Diego Aurelia,36 who was arrested in Barangay 66, Paseo de Legaspi and in possession of two sachets of shabu valued at P1,000.
All four drugs suspects were charged for possession and selling of illegal drugs. They are now temporarily detained at the detention facility of PDE-8. (PR)