P1.3-M shabu seized in Naga City drug bust

By Connie Calipay

February 23, 2024, 2:43 pm

<p>(Infographic courtesy of PRO5)</p>

(Infographic courtesy of PRO5)

LEGAZPI CITY – Operatives of the Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO5) arrested a high-value individual and seized PHP1.3 million worth of shabu in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Concepcion Pequeña, Naga City on Friday.

In a report, PRO5 spokesperson Lt. Col. Malu Calubaquib said the suspect, identified as "Jo", 41, and a resident of Barangay Salugan, Camalig, Albay province, was arrested after selling 200 grams of shabu to a police undercover agent.

Calubaquib said the suspect was intercepted by different units of the Naga City Police Office in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Bicol.

“The suspect was informed of his constitutional rights and will face charges of violating Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002,” she said.

In a statement, PRO5 Regional Director Brig. Gen. Andre Dizon commended the operating team for their dedication in fulfilling their duties. (PNA)