P2M worth of shabu seized in anti-illegal drugs operation in Tacloban City

P2M worth of shabu seized in anti-illegal drugs operation in Tacloban City

Authorities in Tacloban City arrested two individuals and seized approximately 300 grams of shabu valued at PHP 2,040,000 in an anti-illegal drugs operation on Friday. 

TACLOBAN CITY – Joint anti-drug operatives from the Tacloban City Police Office (TCPO) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) were successful in arresting two suspects and seizing approximately 300 grams of shabu in Brgy. 71, Tacloban City, on Friday, December 16.

The suspects, "Arnold" and "Ram," are both residents of Brgy. 71 in the said city and are facing charges under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

The suspects were apprehended at around 10:56 AM by a joint operation of the City Drug Enforcement Unit and the TCPO City Mobile Force Company, working with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, according to Police Colonel Michael P. Palermo, City Director of the TCPO. 

A heat-sealed sachet of suspected shabu, a belt bag containing four knotted transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu, a subscribed PHP 500 bill, and PHP 19,000 in cash that was used as buy-bust money were all seized by authorities during the operation.

The seized shabu, which has an estimated street value of PHP 2,040,000, will be used as evidence against the suspects, who are facing charges of possessing and selling illegal drugs.

PC Palermo stressed the significance of the operation in safeguarding citizens from the harm brought on by illegal drugs in a statement, saying that  "this accomplishment is a manifestation that our policemen will continue to protect our citizens from being victimized by this illegal substance that kills our children’s future."

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