TACLOBAN CITY- A police officer was among those arrested during a separate buy-bust operations conducted by the Tacloban City police on Sunday (August 14).
Arrested was PO1 Bernardo Baltar, who was said to have gone AWOL (absent without leave) from the police service, during a buy-bust operation in Barangay 35, this city, around 7:30 pm.
Recovered from the suspect were five pieces of plastic sachets believed to contain methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu and a P500 marked money.
In a separate buy-bust operation, police operatives arrested Edson Tingzon,35 and a resident of Brgy.36-A, Imelda Village.About seven pieces of plastic sachets containing shabu and P300 marked money were seized from him.
Bade said that both Baltar and Tingzon are among the city’s high value targets arrested by the Tacloban police since they started their operations against drug users and pushers.
Last August 12, the city police arrested Rodel Ibanez and his brother Jerry, both of Brgy.36, Sabang district, during a buy-bust operation.
All the four suspects are now detained at the Tacloban Police Custodial Facility as cases for possession and selling to be filed against them.