Over P1.6-M illegal drugs seized in Caraga

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

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