PDEA 6 Seizes P1-M+ Worth of Drugs
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives nabbed two persons in a buy bust operation at Abelarde Street, Barangay Zone 4, in front of Cadiz City Hall and park at about 1:30 p.m. yesterday.
Arrested were Riza Abella Trocio, 30 years old, married and resident of Purok San Pedro, Barangay Zone 4, and John Michael Alba De Asis, 20 years old, single and temporarily residing at Villa Barbas, Barangay Zone 2, Cadiz.
Trocio was the one that handed the shabu to an undercover agent, while De Asis received the marked money.
Trocio yielded three big sachets (bulto) of suspected shabu while four big sachets were seized from De Asis.
Atty. Ronnie Delicana, Deputy Regional PDEA director and head of the Negros Occidental Satellite Office said the prohibited stuff was senr through a courier. He said they followed the suspects and caught up with them at Abelarde Street in front of the city’s park and hall.
About 140 grams of shabu with market value of P840,000 was confiscated from them, according to team leader Agent Jonna Mirador.
Their operation was successful after a surveillance was conducted on the tip that the stuff will arrive in Cadiz.
The suspects are detained at Cadiz PNP jail and will face charges for violation of Section 5 and 11 of Republic Act 9165.
In Bacolod City, a woman was also arrested in a buy bust operation at Barangay 27 yesterday morning.
Arrested was Josephine Gorrocita, 38 years old and resident of the place. She yielded about 50 grams of suspected shabu worth P350, 000.
She is detained for filing of charges in violation of RA 9165.*