P3.4 M shabu seized in Camarines Sur

By Connie Calipay


Joint police and anti-drug forces in Camarines Sur have seized suspected shabu with an estimated street value of P3.4 million from a high-value target during an operation on July 1.


Maj. Malu Calubaquib, Police Regional Office (PRO) 5 (Bicol) spokesperson, said the suspect was nabbed in Zone 3, Barangay Matacla, Goa, Camarines Sur while being served a search warrant.


“The suspect, Naneth Obias, 33, is included in the provincial recalibrated priority database on illegal drugs of Camarines Sur. Also nabbed during the operation is Obias’ live-in partner Anthony Ariola,” Calubaquib said.


She added that the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Camarines Sur and police of Goa municipality served the search warrant issued by the Regional Trial Court Branch 58 of San Jose town in Camarines Sur.


“The operation resulted in the confiscation of two transparent plastic that was suspected to be ‘shabu’ with more or less 510 grams with a street value of P3.4 million,” Calubaquib said.


After they were marked and documented, the pieces of evidence were turned over to the Goa municipal police station for proper disposition.


“Cases are also being prepared to be filed for the arrested suspects under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002,” she added.


In a statement, Brig. Gen. Mario Reyes, PRO-5 director, said the continuous arrest of people behind illegal drugs in the region is a manifestation of the hard work of the organization and PDEA to end the menace.


Earlier, on June 28, police operatives arrested an alleged pusher and seized P3.4 million worth of suspected shabu following a buy-bust in Barangay Peñafrancia, Naga City. The suspect was identified Eymard Rey Batan alias “Bong”, 43, resident of the said barangay.


“Said person was caught red-handed selling two pieces of a knot-tied transparent plastic bag containing the white crystalline substance of suspected shabu both weighing more or less 500 grams,” Calubaquib said. (PNA)