A drug suspect was arrested in possession of P3.4 million worth of shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) during a buy-bust operation by combined operatives from the Parañaque police, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Saturday.
Southern Police District (SPD) Director Brig. Gen. Jimili Macaraeg commended the operatives for the arrest of suspect Nabel Sarip, 23, a resident of Parañaque.
Macaraeg said the suspect was arrested at about 3:10 p.m. in front of Raf Mansion Hotel on Service Road, Roxas Boulevard in Baclaran.
Sarip was placed under surveillance by the police after receiving several complaints on the illegal activities of the suspect.
A policeman who acted as a poseur-buyer was able to buy shabu from the suspect leading to his arrest.
Police were able to confiscate from the suspect about 500 grams of shabu placed inside two plastic bags and estimated to be worth P3.4 million.
Macaraeg said the confiscated shabu was brought to the SPD Crime Laboratory for chemical analysis.
Police filed charges of violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002, before the Parañaque Prosecutor’s Office against Sarip, who is now detained at the police custodial facility.
“This successful operation was a result of the cooperation and teamwork of our police and other government agencies,” said Macaraeg.