By Liezle Basa Iñigo
A head teacher was arrested in a buy bust operation along Cabatuan-Cauayan road in the vicinity of Brgy Luzon, Cabatuan, Isabela.
A report from the Isabela Provincial Police office showed that at around 9:10 p.m. of February 11, operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 2, and the Cabatuan PNP conducted a buy bust operation, and were able to arrest Jesus Ramirez , also known as Jezz, 49 , and head teacher at the Ortiz Zaranay Elementary School Cabatuan, Isabela.
PMAJ Richard Babaran, Chief of Police of Cabatuan, told The Manila Bulletin in a telephone interview that the suspect had been subject of a long surveillance operation prior to his arrest.
Ramirez was arrested while in the act of selling to an underscore PDEA agent a plastic sachet of shabu for P5, 000.
After his arrest, four more sachets of shabu were seized from Ramirez.
Police said an inventory of confiscated items was made at the place of transaction in the presence of officials of Barangay Luzon, media representative and a representative from the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Ramirez and the confiscated items were later brought to the Cabatuan Police Station.