ORMOC CITY– A newly- identified drug peddler yields seven sachets of suspected shabu during a buy-bust operation conducted by the Station Drug Enforcement Team of the local police at about 1:11 pm on Wednesday (June 19) inside a cockpit in Barangay Bahay, San Miguel, Leyte.

San Miguel police chief Major Ronald Espina identified the suspect as Boni Antolin, 36, jobless, a resident of Brgy Cayare in the same town.

The suspect is listed as a street-level individual in the station’s drug watch list.
Recovered from the possession of the suspect was one sachet containing white crystalline was one sachet containing white crystalline substances 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 elected official and a representative from the local media, the searching cops recovered one match box inside the left pocket of the suspect’s pants that contained six more sachets containing white crystalline substances also suspected to be shabu two of which were medium sizes.

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 suspects who are temporarily detained at the San Miguel municipal police station.