P340K worth suspected shabu confiscated in Ermita bust

By: Alven Marie Timtim - CDN Digital | June 02,2020 - 06:35 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7) confiscated some P340,000 worth of illegal drugs during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Ermita in Cebu City on Tuesday afternoon, June 2. (Contributed Photo/PDEA-7)

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 25-year-old man was arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) on Tuesday afternoon, June 2, 2020, along El Filibusterismo Street in Barangay Ermita here.

The man was identified as Loudgiechell Nodalo Bacolpo, a resident of Sitio Ermita Proper of the same barangay (village).

Recovered from Bacolpo was at least 50 grams of suspected shabu worth around P340,000.

PDEA-7 spokesperson Leia Albiar said that Bacolpo was under surveillance for about one week after he was reported by a concerned citizen.

“Investigation is ongoing regarding suspect’s source and connections with other drug personalities,” said Albiar.

A case for violation of republic act 9165 or the comprehensive dangerous drugs act is being prepared against Bacolpo while he is detained in the PDEA-7 detention facility in Sudlon, Barangay Lahug, here. /bmjo

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