TACLOBAN CITY- Three drug suspects from this city were arrested in a buy-bust operation that resulted to the confiscation from their possession illegal drug worth P60,000.
Arrested by the city anti-drug special operations task group, headed by Chief Inspector Steve Castillote III, were Genita Magno, 50, married and a resident of Barangay 53, Real St.; Abegail Samarro,28, single and a resident of Brgy 74, Nula-Tula and Ashley Matillano,26, married and a resident of Kassel City.
The three suspects, who were all jobless, were arrested during a buy-bust operation in Barangay 53, Real St. at about 4:30 pm on December 29 that resulted to their arrests.
The poseur- buyer bought from the suspects one piece heat-sealed transparent sachet containing suspected shabu.
Recovered from the suspects’ actual possession were six pieces heat sealed transparent sachet containing suspected shabu with estimated market value of P 60,000, three wallets, one unit black My Phone cellular phone and three pieces P100 bills.
Confiscated pieces of drug evidence were turned over to the Regional Crime Laboratory Office (RCLO8) for qualitative and quantitative analysis while the other pieces of non-drug evidence were turned over to the Tacloban City Police Office (TCPO) evidence custodian.
Suspects are now under the custody of TCPO custodial facility while cases for violation of Sections 5 & 11 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 8 under the supervision of S/Supt. Rolando V. Bade, acting city director of TCPO. (PR)