MANILA – Anti-narcotics operatives arrested two suspects and seized about PHP272 million worth of suspected shabu in a buy-bust in La Union on Friday.

Based on the initial report from the La Union Provincial Police Office, the suspects, John Paun Rupuesto, 18, and Romel Layse, 38, were arrested by members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Intelligence Service, PDEA 1 (Ilocos), and Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group, in coordination with other law enforcement agencies, in Barangay Poro in La Union’s capital city of San Fernando at about 12:30 p.m.

The two yielded about 40 kg. of suspected shabu packed in sachets, different kinds of IDs and cards, and assorted documents and buy-bust money amounting to PHP3 million.

The suspects will be charged with violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (PNA)