Three separate operations this month have resulted in the seizure of PHP1,651,000 worth of illegal drugs in the Caraga Region.
In its report on Saturday, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Caraga (PDEA-13) said two were arrested in a buy-bust conducted on Friday afternoon at Purok 3, Barangay Poblacion in Trento town, Agusan del Sur.
PDEA-13 identified the suspects as Amicar Flores, 40, and Vivian Carreon, 47, who yielded five pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing shabu weighing around 50 grams.
“The confiscated sachets of shabu have an estimated market value of PHP800,000,” PDEA-13 said.
On June 4, PDEA-13 also reported the dismantling of a drug den and the arrest of three individuals in an operation in Purok 4, Barangay Bonifacio in Surigao City.
Suspects Roland Sumael, 45; Lyle Anthon Escultos, 32; and Emerson Gapit, 44, were caught with four pieces of heat-sealed sachets containing 15.5 grams of suspected shabu worth PHP124,000.
The Police Regional Office-Caraga Region, meanwhile, nabbed Joseph Torralba Perez (alias Bingle) in yet another buy-bust operation in Purok 1, Barangay Rajah Soliman here on June 3.
Confiscated from the suspect were 107 grams of illegal drugs worth PHP727,000.
Source: Philippines News Agency