2 buy-busts yield P18M shabu

LEGAZPI CITY – An intensified campaign against illegal drugs has resulted in the seizure of nearly P18M worth of shabu from two Nigerian nationals in Naga City over the weekend.

Police Maj. Malu Calubaquib, spokesperson of Police Regional Office 5 (PRO-5), on Monday said Azubuike Obiaghanwa Onwigbolu, a Nigerian businessman, was arrested at Zone 3, Brgy. Triangulo, Naga City after selling 200 grams of shabu to an undercover agent.

“The arrest was made through the buy-bust operation wherein a PNP personnel acted as poseur buyer,” said Calubaquib in a media interview.

Calubaquib said the police operatives seized shabu with an estimated street value of P17.3M from Onwigbolu on Sunday.

Earlier on Saturday, another Nigerian national identified as Mbaneto Sopuluchukwu and Judith Balaquiao-Camacho of Barangay San Jose in Bombon, Camarines Sur, were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Dinaga, Naga City.

The police operatives confiscated P680,000 worth of shabu from Sopuluchukwu and Camacho.

“These accomplishments are reflective of PRO5’s dedication and unwavering support to the marching order of President (Rodrigo) Duterte to stamp out the proliferation of illegal drugs,” Calubaquib said.

Calubaquib said PRO-5 will continue with its efforts to wipe out illegal drugs and arrest drug personalities in the region.