Capiz’s top drug personality falls in P400K drug bust

Photo Courtesy of PCADG Western Visayas

By Jennifer P. Rendon

A tokhang drug surrender was arrested in a police anti-illegal drug operation afternoon of Feb 23 in Cuartero, Capiz.

Police identified the suspect as Emmanuel Frebaldos, a resident of Barangay Sta. Rita, Dumalag, Capiz.

Frebaldos was the subject of a buy-bust operation at Barangay Bitoon Ilawod, Cuartero, around 5:58 p.m. Thursday.

Members of Cuartero Municipal Police Station, together with personnel from Dao and Dumarao PNP, captured the suspect after he sold a sachet of suspected shabu for P7,000.

Frebaldos is No. 10 on Capiz’s watchlist of illegal drug personalities.

Recovered from the suspect were 11 more sachets of suspected shabu, a mobile phone, and a sling bag.

The seized illegal drugs weighed around 56 grams with a standard drug price of P401,200.

The suspect is now detained and will be charged for violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002).