By John Rey Saavedra

EVIDENCE. Suspected shabu weighing 5 kg., valued at PHP34.6 million, is being placed in a luggage during an inventory after the arrest of a 27-year-old female suspect during a sting operation in Barangay Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City on Wednesday night (May 29, 2024). The suspect who is now detained at the Lapu-Lapu City police station is facing drug charges. (Contributed photo)

CEBU CITY – A 27-year-old woman suspected of being an illegal drug trader was arrested when police operatives seized from her 5 kg. of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of PHP34.6 million, during a sting operation in Lapu-Lapu City Wednesday night.

Major Dindo Alaraz, head of the City Drug Enforcement Unit of Lapu-Lapu City Police Office, said the suspect, who is a resident of Villagonzalo II, Barangay Tejero here, has been identified as a high-value individual in the region’s drug watch list.

The suspect was arrested after she handed a plastic pack containing shabu to the poseur buyer in Sitio Mustang, Barangay Pusok in Lapu-Lapu City.

She also yielded 20 smaller plastic packs and three medium-sized vacuum-sealed plastic packs of shabu.

The suspect is now detained at the Lapu-Lapu City police station and is facing drug charges. (PNA)