Tricycle driver yields P340,000 shabu in Negros buy-bust

Published May 26, 2022, 2:45 PM

by Glazyl Masculino

THE 50 grams of suspected shabu worth P340,000 seized in a buy-bust operation from a tricycle driver in Barangay III, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of PRO-Western Visayas)
BACOLOD CITY – Policemen arrested a tricycle driver after he yielded 50 grams of suspected shabu valued at P340,000 in a buy-bust operation in Barangay III, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental Tuesday.

The suspect, Joven Capistrano, 26, is listed fourth in the drugs watchlist of the city, according to a report from Police Regional Office (PRO)-Western Visayas (Region 6).

According to Police Lt. Col. Lowell Garinganao, La Carlota City police chief, Capistrano, who is considered a high value individual, was monitored by police operatives for a couple of months before his arrest.

Police recovered from him 17 sachets of shabu, the P500 marked money, and a cellular phone.

Capistrano has yet to be reached for comment.

Police Brig. Gen. Flynn Dongbo, Western Visayas police chief, in a statement, commended the operatives for their dedication and hard work in implementing the intensified campaign against illegal drugs.

Your effort has a significant contribution to our goal of cleansing our communities from the menace of illegal drugs, Dongbo said.