About P1.25 million in drugs were seized in Bacolod and Dumaguetecities yesterday.
Anti-narcotics operatives arrested one of the alleged “big” drug personalities in Negros Oriental during an anti-illegal drugs operation in Barangay Daro,Dumaguete, City yesterday.
An initial police report identified the suspect as Vina Vanessa DizonBaldado, 22 , and single, who was the subject of a search warrant issued by Negros Oriental Executive Judge Gerardo Paguio Jr., that led to the raid at her house.
A joint team of the Philippine National Police Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, the Special Operations Group and the local office of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, conducted the raid at around 11:45 a.m. at the suspect's residence in Barangay Daro.
Confiscated during the search were four plastic sachets containing more or less five grams of suspected "shabu" or methamphetamine hydrochloride, two digital weighing scales, three improvised tooters, three improvised clips, scissors, tin foil and an iPhone.
The suspected shabu was estimated to be worth P50,000.
Sr. Insp. Armel Von Alegria, who led the raiding team, said the suspect is one of alleged the “bigger” drug pushers in Dumaguete City and is the elder sister of Ivan Baldado, who was arrested afew months back.
The police said they believe that the sister took over her brother's alleged illegal drugs trade after his arrest.
Also recovered during the search was a blue book containing “collectibles” amounting to thousands of pesos, with one collectible alone at PHP1.6 million.
The search was witnessed by barangay officials and the local media.
Charges are now being readied against Baldado who is now detained for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act as amended. *JG/PNA
In Bacolod City about P1.2 million worth of suspected shabuwas seized from three persons during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, at about 6:30 p.m. yesterday.
Operatives of the Bacolod City Intelligence Unit nabbed Joseph Tan, RodelParcon, and ChitoGarrido, a police report said.
Police Insp. Adrian James Albaytar, of the CIU, said that 18 plastic sachets of suspected shabu worth about P1.2 million were recovered from Tan, Parcon and Garrido.
Tan, Parcon, and Garridoare newly-identified High Value Targets (HVTs), Albaytar also said.
The three were brought to the custodial facility of Police Station 4, and charges for violations of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are being readied against them, the police said.
On Monday, Police Station 2 also confiscated about P150,000 worth of suspected shabu from three persons during a buy-bust operation at 5th-Lacson streets in Barangay 17, Bacolod.*SGG
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