ORMOC CITY-In Palo, Leyte, A successful buy-bust operation led to the apprehension an alleged drug personality in Barangay Naga-Naga, Palo, Leyte.

Arrested during the sting operation, carried out by the provincial drug enforcement unit of the Leyte provincial police, was Arwin Plimaco, 41, a resident of the said village.

Seized during the 3:36 pm buy-bust operation were 11 sachets of suspected shabu, Col. Erwin Portillo, Leyte police director of Leyte PPO, said.

Among the items recovered from the suspect’s possession was one sachet containing the suspected shabu, acquired by an operative for P500. Subsequently, during a body search conducted in the presence of a barangay official and a representative from the local media, the authorities discovered ten additional sachets containing the same substance, weighing an estimated 2.9 grams with a street value of approximately P19,720.

Additionally, one P500 bill, identified as court-subscribed money intended for the operation, was also seized.

Charges against the suspect for violations of Sections 5 (selling illegal drugs) and 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 temporarily detained at the locked-up cell of Palo municipal police station.