TACLOBAN CITY- A jobless man from this city was arrested in a buy-bust operation and discovered to be in possession of methamphetamine (shabu) valued at P30,000.
Arrested by the city operatives, led by Chief Inspector Steve Castillote III during a buy-bust operation on Wednesday (December 14) was Elias Perpiñan.
Perpiñan, 53, was arrested during the buy-bust at his residence at Barangay 95, Caibaan district, this city.
Recovered from the suspect were 18 pieces of sachets containing shabu valued at P30,000.
The poseur buyer bought from the suspect one piece heat-sealed transparent sachet containing suspected shabu.
The confiscated pieces of drug evidence were turned-over to the Regional Crime Laboratory Office (RCLO8) for qualitative and quantitative analysis while the other pieces of non-drug evidence were turned-over to TCPO Evidence Custodian.
The suspect is now under the custody of the Tacloban City Police Office Custodial Facility while cases for violation of Sections 5 & 11, Article 2 of RA 9165 are being prepared for filing before the City Prosecutor’s Office.
The operation was conducted in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-8 under the supervision of S/Supt. Rolando Bade, acting city director of Tacloban City Police Office. (PR)