ORMOC CITY-A man, classified as a high-value target on the drug list of the police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency(PDEA) was arrested on March 20 in Isabel, Leyte in a buy-bust operation.

The suspect was identified as Rosalito Cabalud, 40, who was arrested in a sting operation in their village of Bilwag at about 6:15 pm.

Recovered from his possession was a sachet containing a white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu procured by an agent in the amount of P500.

During the conduct of a body search in the presence of a barangay official and a representative from the local media, the searching agent recovered seven more sachets containing the same white crystalline substances suspected to be shabu estimated to weigh .016 grams with an estimated street value of P4,000.

No statement was issued by the suspect to the media covering the operation.

The suspect was informed of the nature of his arrest and was apprised of his constitutional rights through a language that he understood.

Charges of violations of sections 5 (selling illegal drugs and 11 (possession of illegal drugs) were filed by PDEA at the Provincial Prosecutors Office in Ormoc City against the arrested suspect who is temporarily detained at the locked-up cell of Isabel municipal police station.(ROBERT DEJON)