TACLOBAN CITY- A jobless man who lives in one of the resettlement sites in this city was arrested for selling the prohibited drugs to police personnel who acted as a buyer-poseur.
Arrested by the members of the city anti-drug special task force headed by Chief Inspector Steve Castillote was Oliver Vero, 25, jobless and a resident of Barangay 106, Santo Niño, this city.
During the buy-bust operation, five pieces of heat-sealed transparent sachets believed to be shabu were seized from the suspect’s possession.
Also recovered from Vero were one unit caliber 38 revolver with four rounds of live ammunitions and two pieces of P100 bills.
Confiscated items were turned over to the Regional Crime Laboratory Office (RCLO8) for qualitative and quantitative analysis while the pieces of non-drug evidence were turned over to Tacloban City Police Office (TCPO) evidence custodian.
Suspect is now under the custody of TCPO custodial facility while cases for violation of sections 5 & 11, Article II 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 under the supervision of S/Supt.Rolando V. Bade, officer-in-charge of the Tacloban City Police Office. (PR)