Another drug suspect nabbed, P442-K in ‘shabu’ seized

A man was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 1, Bacolod City, with the confiscation of about 65 grams of suspected shabu worth P442,000 Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Police Station 2)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – Police seized around 65 grams of suspected shabu worth P442,000 from another alleged drug pusher in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 1 here last Thursday.

Police identified the subject as Arnel Sitjar, 40, of Barangay 2 here.

Captain Paul Vincent Pendon, head of Police Station 2, said Sitjar is a newly identified individual but can be considered a high value individual as he allegedly transacts big amounts of illegal drugs to his clients.

Pendon refused to reveal the source of the illegal drugs due to its confidentiality.

“May ga dul-ong lang sa iya or kis-a ga motor lang siya,” Pendon said.

Police also recovered from Pendon the P1,000 marked money and fake money that was used in the operation.

Sitjar was previously arrested for illegal gambling and theft, according to Pendon.

He is detained at Police Station 2.

Meanwhile, seven persons were also arrested while an alleged drug den was raided by authorities in separate drug bust operations here this week.

The local police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Negros Occidental seized an estimated P173,000 worth of suspected shabu from the two operations in Barangays Bata and 1.