SEIZED AT DAWN. The suspected shabu worth PHP7.6 million seized by the police in an early morning buy-bust operation in Lucena City on Monday (March 20, 2023). The illegal drugs weighing 375 grams was seized from a vendor of used motorcycles. (Photo courtesy of Lucena PNP)

LUCENA CITY – A police buy-bust operation here on Monday morning resulted in the seizure of almost 375 grams of suspected shabu with a street value of PHP7.6 million from a vendor of used motorcycles.

In a police report, Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU) chief, Maj. Mendel Casao, said suspect Andrian Saludez, 34, a resident of Barangay Isabang, this city, is a high-value individual (HVI).

He said Saludez was arrested after selling a sachet containing the suspected shabu to a poseur-buyer.

Casao said the buy-bust operation was conducted by joint personnel of the Quezon PDEU, Provincial Intelligence Unit (PIU)-Quezon, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 4A-Quezon and Lucena Special Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) inside Immaculada Subdivision in Barangay Isabang.

A criminal complaint for violation of Sections 5 and 11 of Art II of Republic Act 9165, the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, is being prepared for filing at the Office of City Prosecutor here against the suspect. (PNA)