BY SHIELA G. GELERA
About P272,000 worth of suspected shabu, weighing 40 grams, was seized from two persons, who are in the police watchlist, in Purok Tambi Palad, Barangay 10 in Bacolod City, at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Station 2 Drug Enforcement Team members conducted a buy-bust operation and arrested Joyce Delagente, with aliases “Bebe” and “Barbie”, 23, and Joemary Jardeliza, 32, both of Barangay 10, with an elongated sachet of suspected shabu as buy-bust item, P1,000 in marked money, 18 sachets of suspected shabu, two improvised tooters, a digital weighing scale, and P600 in cash believed to be proceeds from the sale of illegal drugs.
Delagente, classified as a high value individual, and Jardeliza, who is tagged as a street-level individual, are detained at the custodial facility of Station 2, and charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, are being readied against them.*