GOVERNMENT CENTER, PALO, Leyte- A college student from Maasin City was arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by the elements of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
Arrested was Darwin Salada, 24 and a resident of Barangay Ibarra of the said city.
Caught in Salada’s possession during the January 9 sting operation held at about 10:45 pm was one piece of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu weighing about 0.05 gram with an estimated market value of P340.
The arrested suspect was identified as a new drug personality in Maasin City, reports PDEA Regional Director Edgar Jubay to PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino.
The buy-bust operation was also participated by PDEA provincial office and elements of the Maasin City’s Drug Enforcement Unit.
The suspect will be facing charges for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of RA 9165.
Salada is now temporarily detained at the lock-up facility of the Maasin City Police Office. (PR)