By BiliranIsland.com Staff
Published 10:04 AM, February 3, 2021
BiliranIsland.com

Naval, Biliran— Four sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu were recovered by operatives of the Station Drug Enforcement Team of Naval Police Station from a young jobless man during buy bust operation about 2:45 in the afternoon on Monday (Feb 1) along Sitio Cogon, Brgy. Larrazabal here.

Naval COP Police Major Michael John Astorga identified the suspect as Lemar Demate y Omega, 19 years old (DOB: August 3, 2001), male, Filipino, single, unemployed and a resident of Brgy Agpangi, Naval, Biliran.

Recovered from the possession of the suspect was one sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu procured by an operative from the suspect in the amount of P1000. During body search in front of barangay officials and media the searching cop failed to recover any from the pockets of the short pants worn by the suspect. However at the edge of the road where the suspect was arrested after the buy bust three sachets containing the same white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu with an estimated street value of P3000 were found scattered.

A P1000 bill bearing serial number YU271057, a marked money used for the buy bust operation was also recovered from the suspect.

The suspect denied owning the illegal items recovered by the police from his body claiming they were in the area for swimming.

But the police said that they have monitored the activities of the suspect for the past two months until they zeroed in on his operation prompting them to conduct the buy bust.

Charges of violation of RA 9165 the comprehensive law against illegal drugs is being readied by the apprehending cops against the suspect who is temporarily detained at the Naval Police Station. – BiliranIsland.com

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