First Posted 01:37PM 5/02/2020
Biliran, Biliran – A habal-habal driver was apprehended by operatives of the Station Drug Enforcement Team of the local police here and the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU) of Biliran Province about 2:35 p.m. on Friday (May 1) in Brgy. San Roque here.
Biliran COP Police Capt Chamberline B. Ludevise identified the arrested suspect as Marc Cabias y Elatico, 24, single, with live-in partner, habalhabal driver and a resident of the said barangay.
Recovered from the suspect was one sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu, procured by a poseur buyer cop in the amount of P500. During body search conducted in front of barangay officials and media representative Anthony Marlon Mecaral, the searching cop recovered inside his pocket a paper bill one of which was the P500 bill with Serial Number BA788896 which was used in the buy bust operation.
Except for the money recovered during the body search, no other evidence was recovered from the suspect. But his driven motorcycle, a Honda XRM, color black, without plate number, will be confiscated as accessory to the crime.
The suspect denied owning the illegal evidence recovered from him, saying it was only planted by the police.
The suspect who is a newly identified drug peddler will be charged with of Violation of Sec 5 (selling illegal drugs of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Drug of 2002). – BiliranIsland.com