By Staff
Published 9:39 PM, December 20, 2020

Culaba, Bilira n— A newly identified drug peddler yielded three sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu during a buy bust operation about 3:45 p.m. on Saturday (Dec 19) along Brgy. Habuhab here.

Police Lt. Benigno Avila, Chief of the Culaba Police Station identified the suspect as Noel Ortillada, 48, married, jobless, a resident of Brgy. Guindapunan of this municipality.

Recovered from his possession was one sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu procured by an operative in the amount of P500.

During body search in front of Hon. Tito Reveldez, NPS representative Leonard Javinez and media personality Anthony Marlon Mecaral, the searching cop recovered from the pocket of his jacket several cash denominations and a matchbox. A P500 bill recovered among the cash from the victim’s pocket bearing serial number SC164249 was marked money used for the buy buys operation and during the opening of the matchbox this yielded two more sachets containing the same white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu with a estimated value of P1000.

The suspect denied owning the illegal evidences recovered from him saying it was just planted by the police on him.

Charges of RA 9165 the Comprehensive Law Against Illegal Drug of 2002 is being readied by the arresting police against the suspect who is temporarily languishing at the detention cell of Culaba Police Station. –

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