By BiliranIsland.com Staff
Published 08:02 AM, April 30, 2021
Caibiran, Biliran — A driver who has been in the Priority Target List of both PDEA and local the police yielded 4 sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu during a buy bust operation conducted by PDEA Biliran Field Unit and the Station Drug Enforcement Team of the local police about 10:20 in the morning today (Apr 29) at Brgy Palanay, Caibiran, Biliran.
Caibiran COP Police Lt. Vic Viros identified the suspect as Diosdado Mendoza Jr, 39, married, driver a resident of Brgy. Calumpang, Naval Biliran.
Recovered from his possession was one sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu procured by an operative in the amount of P1000. During body search in front of Sanggunian Barangay Member Raymond Alcala, of Brgy. Palanay, Reana G Coles, from the Department of Justice and Anthony Marlon C Mecaral, Media Representative, the searching cop recovered from his pocket P1000 cash, a stick of cigarette and a matchbox, wallet, lighters and others.
The P1000 bill bears serial number JE338157 which was a court subscribed money intended for the buy bust operation, while the matchbox when opened bears three sachets containing white crystalline substance suspected to be shabu with an estimated value of P3000.
The suspect denied owning the illegal items recovered from him.
Charges of violation of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Law against illegal drugs of 2002 was immediately prepared against the suspect who is temporarily detained at the Caibiran Police detention cell.