P320,000 worth of ‘shabu’ seized

More or less P210,000 worth of suspected shabu was recovered in a buy-bust at Barangay 8, Bacolod City Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Bacolod City Police Office)

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – An estimated P320,000 worth of suspected shabu was seized in seven buy-bust operations here and in five areas in Negros Occidental from December 7 to 9.

Of the total seizure, P232,000 worth of suspected shabu was confiscated here from five persons while P88,000 worth of the same contraband was recovered in the province with seven persons apprehended.

Personnel of Police Station 2 scored the biggest confiscation with P210,000 worth of suspected shabu at Barangay 8 here last Sunday.

The operation also resulted in the arrest of Miguel Tarog, 49, Barangay Vista Alegre, a high value target; Terrysita Magbanua, 74, of Barangay 4; Jovy Asidoy, 28, of Barangay Banago; and Ed Devino Panisa, 31, of Barangay Sum-ag.

Police recovered from them six sachets of suspected shabu weighing 14 grams, the P500 marked money, an improvised tooter and P400 cash. All four suspects are detained at the police station.

The other operation here led by Police Station 6 was conducted at Barangay 30, where one person was arrested with a recovery of P22,000 worth of suspected shabu.

The operations conducted in the province were in the cities of Talisay, Escalante, Kabankalan, and La Carlota, and the town of Toboso.