By Jhon Aldrin Casinas
More than P300,000 worth of suspected shabu were seized by police from three alleged drug pushers in separate buy-bust operations in Marikina City Monday night.
First to fall to the authorities was 30-year-old Alvin Moore Velasco who was arrested in front of Marikina Hotel on Pio Del Pilar Street in Barangay Concepcion Dos at around 11:45 p.m.
A police poseur buyer reportedly purchased a sachet of suspected shabu from Velasco.
After the deal, authorities placed Velasco under arrest and seized about 27 grams of suspected shabu from his possession, according to a police report.
Marikina Police chief Col. Restituto Arcangel said the recovered illegal drugs was estimated to be worth about P183,600.
About ten minutes later, police launched another drug sting against Neogene Paredes and cohort Jomar Cabulagan along Agatha Street in Sta. Theresita Village, Barangay Malanday, Marikina.
Police seized nine sachets of suspected shabu weighing about 20 grams with an estimated value of P136,000 from the duo.
In total, authorities seized about P319,600 worth of suspected shabu from two separate drug operations.
All arrested suspects are now detained and will face charges for the violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.