ORMOC CITY-Nine sachets containing of suspected shabu were recovered by the local police in Matag-ob, Leyte as a result of a buy-bust operation last April 13.

The seized suspected shabu were recovered from Brian Orias,38 in a sting operation in Barangay Riverside in the said town at about 5:08 pm.

Orias is listed as a street-level individual on the drug watch list of the local police.

Shabu worth P9,000 were recovered from the suspect who is a construction worker.

Charges of violations of sections 5 & 11 of Ar.t II of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Drugs, were filed at the Provincial Prosecutors Office in Ormoc City against the suspect who is temporarily detained at the Matag-ob municipal police office.