BACOLOD CITY – Drug enforcement teams arrested 10 suspects and seized PHP1.046 million worth of shabu in three buy-bust operations here in the past two days, reports of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) on Friday showed.
Just before 11 p.m. on Thursday, six individuals were apprehended in Purok Kaingin, Barangay Singcang-Airport by operatives of the Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group Special Operations Unit-Western Visayas.
The subject, Aeron Grace Andal, 25, was collared after she sold a sachet of shabu worth PHP13,000 to an undercover police officer.
Also arrested were Andal’s companions, identified as Stephanie Espinosa, 20; Maria Aliguin, 27; Samuel Gallardo, 38; Audie Medel, 23; and Freddie Denisa, 52.
According to the police report, operatives recovered from the suspects 75 grams of shabu worth PHP510,000 along with various drug paraphernalia.
In an interview, Andal, who is detained at the Police Station 8 with the other suspects, denied owning the illegal drugs recovered by the police, while Denisa said he has never been involved in the illegal drug trade.
At 11 p.m., operatives of Police Station 5 also arrested Arnold Pangaral in Hacienda Teresita, Barangay Granada after he sold PHP500 in shabu to a police poseur-buyer.
The suspect yielded seven grams of the same prohibited substance valued at PHP47,000.
On Wednesday morning, three suspects were apprehended in Purok Lubi, Barangay 3 by operatives of the BCPO-City Drug Enforcement Unit.
They were identified as Jimmy Cordova, Michael Ababa, and Wilfrando Francia, who are now detained at Police Station 2.
The suspects were apprehended at past 4:30 a.m. after selling PHP3,000 worth of shabu to an undercover police.
Operatives also found in their possession about 72 grams of shabu with a standard drug price of PHP489,000.
Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are being prepared against the suspects. (PNA)