By Staff
Published 07:00 AM, April 28, 2021
Photos by Arthur Ramirez De Jesus (D’wizard)

Kawayan, Biliran— PDEA 8 Rank No. 4 in in the Priority Target List (PTL) for the Province of Biliran yields at least 3 grams of suspected shabu with estimated value of P20, 400 during a buy bust about 4:55 in the afternoon on Monday (Apr 26) in Brgy. Burabod, Kawayan, Biliran.

Kawayan COP Police Lt Gerald Pediglorio identified the suspect as Darius De Leon, 44 y/o, married, construction worker, listed rank no. 4 of PDEA 8 and a res. of the said place.

The police said that the suspect is a known drug personality in the municipality since as a drug dealer and a user.

It was learned that during the start of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s administration in 2016 the suspect went to the Kawayan Police Station and inquired about the requirements to apply for Oplan Tokhang but did ot returned. But an informant has informed both the police and PDEA that the suspect has allegedly engaged himself back to the illegal drugs trade prompting them to conduct surveillance of his activity and once proven conducted the buy bust operation.

Recovered from the suspect was a sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu procured by an operative in the amount of P1000. During body search in front of barangay official, DOJ and Media representatives, the searching cop recovered a cigarette pack and a red coin purse that when opened yielded two P500 bills bearing serial numbers GA118328 and SB848706 which was subscribed in court to be used for the operation. Two P20 bills were also recovered that when opened resulted to the falling of two sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu with an estimated weight of 3 grams and a street value of P20, 400.
The suspect denied owning the recovered items from his possession.

Charges of violations of RA 9165 have been readied by the arresting officers against the suspect who is temporarily detained at the Kawayan Municipal Station. –


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