By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan

BUSTED. Two drug suspects are processed by the Southern Police District Drug Enforcement Unit after their arrest during a buy-bust in Barangay 111, Pasay City on Thursday (March 7, 2024). The suspects yielded about 1.830 kg of suspected shabu worth PHP12.4 million. (Photo courtesy of SPD)

MANILA – Police agents confiscated suspected shabu with an estimated street value of PHP22.6 million from four high-value drug suspects during buy-busts in Pasay City and Iloilo province on Thursday.

In a statement on Friday, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Maj. Gen. Jose Melencio Nartatez Jr. said two suspects were arrested in Celeridad Street, Barangay 111, Pasay City on Thursday night by the Southern Police District Drug Enforcement Unit.

Nartatez said both suspects were listed as high-value individuals (HVI) on the drug watchlist.

Confiscated from the duo were 1.830 kg. of suspected shabu worth PHP 12.4 million, buy-bust money, and mobile phones, among others.

Police Regional Office 6 (Western Visayas) Director Brig. Gen. Jack Wanky likewise reported the arrest of alias Pada, 31 and alias Ceasar, 49, both HVI, during a buy-bust in Duran Street, Barangay Sto. Rosario, Iloilo City on Thursday afternoon.

Seized from the suspects were suspected shabu weighing more or less 1,500 grams worth PHP10.2 million, buy-bust money, two mobile phones, and a motorcycle.

The four will be charged with violation of Section 5 (sale of dangerous drugs) in relation to Section 26B (conspiracy to sell) of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (PNA)