TACLOBAN CITY- A soldier and a woman were among the arrested individuals during separate buy-bust operations conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and anti-illegal drug unit of the Philippine National Police in Leyte.
Arrested were Janice Pacomo, 35; Joseph Reazon, 31; and Jerry Delgado, a soldier, who are all now detained at the detention center of the PDEA-8.
In his report to PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino, PDEA Regional Director Edgar T. Jubay, said that the separate buy-bust operations resulted in the seizure of nine sachets of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of P11,500.
Seized from Pacomo during the sting operation in Barangay 91 at about 2:30 pm last February 5, were five sachets of shabu valued at P5,000 weighing 1.0 grams while same weigh of shabu was confiscated from Reazon during a separate buy-bust operation at San Roque, Alangalang, Leyte of the same day.
Another buy-bust operation conducted by the PDEA personnel together with the anti-illegal drug unit of the PNP-Leyte of Feb.5 resulted in the arrest of Delgado, 53 and identified to be a soldier.
Delgado, a resident of Sagkahan district, this city, was arrested in the vicinity of Borderline, a hotel located in Barangay Pawing, Palo town.
Confiscated from the suspect were three sachets of shabu weighing 0.3 grams valued at P1,500.
All suspects were charged with illegal possession and selling of an illegal drug. (PR)