By Mar S. Arguelles
LEGAZPI CITY --- Government anti-drug operatives seized on Wednesday (Nov. 14) morning P680,000 worth of suspected shabu from an alleged illegal drug courier during a police operation in Daraga, Albay, a Philippine National Police (PNP) report said yesterday.
Jed Lolo, 35, married of Barangay Sagpon, Daraga town, was collared by joint elements of PNP Daraga and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Bicol during a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Binitayan of the same town, according to Police Chief Insp. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, PNP Bicol spokesperson.
Seized from the suspect was a plastic sachet containing 100 grams of suspected shabu with a street value of P680,000, the report said.
Cotton Talento, PDEA Bicol spokesperson, in an interview said the suspect has been in the PDEA watch list as a high-value target (HVT) operating in the town of Daraga and this city.
The suspect delivered the illegal drugs to an undercover agent posing as a buyer in front of a barangay hall in Purok 3, Barangay Binitayan, Daraga town, at around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Talento said.
Earlier, anti-drug operatives also seized P340,000 worth of suspected shabu from an alleged drug courier on Friday (Nov. 9) also in Barangay Binitayan, Daraga town.
Arrested was Joseph Sahagun, alias Seph, 33, a native of Barangay Sta Cruz, Nabua, Camarines Sur, Talento said.
He was nabbed while in possession of 50 grams of shabu placed in two plastic sachets.