P2.7-M shabu seized in Ormoc buy bust

ORMOC CITY: Authorities seized 400 grams of suspected shabu amounting to more than PHP2.7 million from a construction worker during a joint buy-bust operation in Ormoc City Thursday night.

Authorities identified the suspects as Yoyo, 39, a construction site laborer and resident of the city’s Barangay South.

A police officer acted as the poser buyer during a buy-bust operation.

According to the police, Yoyo admitted that he gets the illegal drug supply from Cebu City through the seaports of Hilongos and Isabel towns in Leyte.

Lt. Col. Joel Camacho, deputy chief for operations of the Ormoc City police office, said the suspect also confessed to transporting a kilogram of shabu, which had been distributed by some pushers earlier.

‘We are grateful to the civilian informant whose tip-off led to the suspect’s arrest,’ Camacho said.

He said the suspect admitted that financial hardship drove him to work as a drug courier and get a PHP20,000 pay per delivery.

Capt. Jose Rodel Villaruel, the Police Drug Enforceme
nt Group team leader, said Yoyo has been identified by a suspect arrested during a previous operation. A three-month-long case build-up led to the apprehension of the suspect.

The suspect is facing charges of violations of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Source: Philippines News Agency