GENERAL SANTOS CITY, South Cotabato, Philippines – Police seized greater than P1 million price of suspected crystal meth, or shabu, from an alleged big-time drug pusher from Davao Metropolis in a buy-bust operation right here on Saturday, June 18.
Col. Paul Bometivo, performing director of the Basic Santos Metropolis Police Workplace, mentioned in a report that the seized unlawful medicine, the most important restoration to this point in a single operation right here, have been discovered within the possession of suspect Jason Tiu Lacsamana, 47, a resident of Toril, Davao Metropolis.
He mentioned Lacsamana was cornered by a workforce composed of members of town police Drug Enforcement Unit and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Company (PDEA) in Soccsksargen (Area 12) in an entrapment at round 11:39 a.m. Saturday on Bula-Lagao Highway in Barangay Bula right here.
Bometivo mentioned the suspect bought a sachet of suspected shabu price P1,000 to a police officer who posed as a purchaser. In a subsequent search, Lacsamana yielded a “jumbo” and 20 “massive” rectangular plastic sachets, containing a mixed quantity of 150.5 grams of suspected shabu valued at P1.02 million primarily based on the nationwide commonplace drug value.
The seized unlawful medicine have been submitted to the Police Regional Workplace 12 crime laboratory for examination, he mentioned.
Lt. Col. Aldrin Gonzales, the spokesperson of town police workplace, informed the Inquirer the suspect’s presence within the metropolis was monitored by intelligence operatives two weeks in the past.
He mentioned Lacsamana was a transient with no everlasting deal with within the metropolis. He reportedly traveled from Toril, Davao Metropolis utilizing a public utility car.
“He was beneath surveillance for 2 weeks. Our operatives have been capable of finalize the transaction with him yesterday [Saturday] so he surfaced and was finally entrapped,” he mentioned.
Gonzales mentioned Lacsamana had been thought-about a high-value drug persona and had “no different work other than peddling shabu.”
Bometivo has ordered a deeper investigation and follow-up operations to determine the provider of the confiscated unlawful medicine.
“I urge the general public to not hesitate to return ahead and report back to us any related data relating to unlawful drug actions of their areas,” he mentioned.
Fees for the promoting and possession of harmful medicine, a violation of Sections 5 and 11 of the Complete Harmful Medication Act, are being ready in opposition to the suspect.
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