Cops nab 3, seize P350,000 shabu in Butuan drug sting

Published November 12, 2018, 6:37 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Mike Crismundo

CAMP COL. RAFAEL C. RODRIGUEZ, Butuan City – Members of the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) of Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) seized more than P354,000 worth of shabu during buy bust operation conducted at one of the apartelles located on Capitol Drive in Barangay Dagohoy in this city over the weekend.

The regional command of Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) based here on Monday also reported that three drug suspects were arrested. However, their identities have been temporarily withheld pending follow-up operations to apprehend their cohorts in the illegal drug trade.

PRO 13 Regional Director Chief Supt. Gilberto DC Cruz told The Manila Bulletin on Monday that combined elements of BCPO and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA13) were helping each other to cut-off the illegal drug trade link between Bislig City in Surigao del Sur and neighboring areas here.

In their buy bust operation ever the weekend, the operatives confiscated two sachets of suspected shabu with an estimated weight of 30 grams with DDB value of P354,000 and other illegal drug paraphernalia.

“The successful cooperation and sharing of information with the community is one of the most effective in combating the illegal drugs activities,” Chief Supt. Cruz added.