TACLOBAN CITY- Operatives of this city arrested three men in separate buy-bust operations which resulted to the confiscation of nine sachets containing methamphetamine or shabu with a worth of more than P20,000.
Arrested during the 5 pm of January 17 operation was Rammy Cortano,28 at their village in Paseo de Legaspi, this city.
Seized from the jobless suspect were five pieces of sachets containing shabu and paraphernalias and two pieces P100 bills.
On January 18, Rammy Nelson Setosta,25 and Rico Cordova,39, were arrested at about 7:15 pm at their village of Barangay 12, GE Palanog.
Seized from the two suspects were shabu contained in four sachets and one P500 bill.
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.
The suspects are now under the custody of TCPO custodial facility while case for violation of Sections 5, 11 and 12, Article II of RA 9165 is 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, TCPO acting director. (PR)