2 suspects nabbed, P680k 'shabu' seized in Cardona, Rizal buy-bust

Published June 16, 2020, 3:11 PM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Carla Bauto Deña

CARDONA, Rizal – Some P680,000 worth of a substance suspected to be methamphetamine hydrochloride, commonly known as shabu, was seized by the Cardona Municipal Police Station (MPS) in a buy-bust operation in the evening of June 15.

(Cardona Municipal Police Station)
(Cardona Municipal Police Station)

Police operatives conducted the anti-illegal drug operation in Sitio Kuhala, Barangay Dalig around 6 p.m.

Suspects Ehrwyn Concepcion y Vocal alias “Bogie” and Jimbert Doblas y Alabado alias “Empoy” were apprehended after handing a heat-sealed sachet of a crystalline substance to an undercover law enforcer in exchange for P2,000 buy-bust money.

Also seized during the operation were more sachets of suspected shabu with a combined weight of 100 grams.

“Under general community quarantine, ngayon kasi mas marami nang tao ang pinapayagang makalabas para makapagtrabaho at kapalit din noon ang pananamantala ng masasamang loob sa paggawa ng krimen (Under general community quarantine, more people are allowed to go out for work and at the same time, some offenders are taking advantage of the chance to commit crimes),” Cardona Police Chief Capt. Jhuner Mojares told Manila Bulletin. “Nevertheless, no let-up in the war against these illegal substances.”

Both suspects are under the custody of Cardona MPS and will be facing drug-related charges.