A cellphone technician initially apprehended for not wearing a face mask was found in possession of P340,000 worth of shabu in Paranaque City on Thursday night.
Col. Maximo Sebastian, the city police chief, said the suspect identified as Angelo Bartolay, 32, was apprehended at about 6:20 p.m. at Ipil Site, Delarama Compound, BF Homes, Paranaque City.
Sebastian said patrol cops were conducting “Oplan Galugad” and implementing the health and safety protocols when they spotted the suspect aimlessly roaming around without a face mask.
He said the cops called the attention of the suspect, but the latter tried to escape.
The police cornered him but he became unruly when he was being issued with a citation ticket. He was brought to the Paranaque City Police Station.
During the procedural body search, the police officers recovered from the suspect 50 grams of shabu with a street value of around P340,000 placed inside a cigarette pack.