MERIDA, Leyte– At least five sachets containing alleged shabu were seized from a man in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Caselda, this town, on Saturday (Jan.7).

Arrested during the sting operation at about 4:30 pm was Jeson Tantiado, 33, who earlier surrender under the Oplan Tokhang of the Philippine National Police.

Major Salvador Ian Po, the police chief of Merida town, said that five sachets of suspected shabu were recovered from the suspect during their anti-drug operation witnessed by village officials and a media representative.

The illegal drugs, he said, had a street value of P2,000.

Charges of violations of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Drugs of 2002 were filed thru inquest proceedings at the Provincial Prosecutors Office in Ormoc were filed against the suspect Sunday (Jan.8) who is temporarily detained at the locked-up cell of Merida police station.