LEGAZPI CITY – Police arrested a "high-value individual" who yielded PHP306,000 suspected shabu during a buy-bust in Barangay Moning, Baras town in Catanduanes on Tuesday.

A Police Regional Office-Bicol (PRO-5) report on Wednesday identified the suspect as Sandy Malto Isaias, 45, a construction worker, of Barangay Tilod, Baras, Catanduanes.

The police operation resulted in the seizure of 23 sachets of shabu from the suspect's possession with a total of 45 grams.

Lt. Col. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, PRO-5 spokesperson, said the suspect was considered a high-value individual due to his engagement in the sale of drugs.

"He is also listed as a high-value individual at the provincial level," she said.

Aside from the illegal drugs, confiscated from the suspect was a cal .38 loaded with four rounds of ammunition.

"The said suspect failed to provide documents that would confirm registration and license of the pistol under his name," Calubaquib said. (PNA)