ORMOC CITY-At least 27 sachets containing white crystalline substances suspected to be shabu were recovered by operatives of the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit 8 and the Station Drug Enforcement Team of the local police from the No. 1 high-value individual drug personality in the drug watchlist of the Philippine National Police (PNP- 8) during a buy-bust operation at about 4: 30 pm on June 20, in Barangay Capangihan, Tolosa, Leyte.
The police identified the suspects as alias “Ted” a resident of Capangihan, and alias “Joy”, a resident of Brgy. Verlin Heights, Palo, also in Leyte.

Recovered from the suspects were two sachets containing white crystalline substances procured by an operative in the amount of P500.

During the conduct of a body search done in the presence of witnesses mandated by law, the searching cops recovered 25 sachets containing the same white crystalline substances also suspected to be shabu placed inside a color-grey sling bag.

The suspects were informed of the nature of their arrest and were apprised of their constitutional rights in a dialect that they understood and spoke.

Charges of violations of sections 5 (selling illegal drugs) and 11 (possession of illegal drugs) of Article II of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Drugs of 2002, were already filed at the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office against the two suspects who are languishing at the locked-up cell of Tolosa municipal police station.