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First Posted 5:31 PM 10/28/2023

Naval, Biliran— One sachet containing white crystalline substances suspected to be shabu was recovered by joint forces led by PDEA and the Station Drug Enforcement Team of the local police during a buy bust operation at about 05:24, in the afternoon on Friday, October 27, in Brgy. Sto Niño, of this capital town of the Province of Biliran

PDEA Regional Director Atty. Gil Pabilona identified the suspect as Dante Escala, 32, with live-in partner, a Job Order Employee of Biliran State University (BiPSU) and resident of Brgy Sto. Niño here.

Recovered from the suspect was one sachet containing white crystalline substances suspected to be shabu and procured by an agent in the amount of P1000. During the conduct of a body search in the presence of an elected Barangay Official and a representative from the National Prosecutors Services, the searching agent recovered a one-piece P1000 bill bearing serial number WC333146 which is a court-subscribed money intended for the operation. No other illegal item was recovered from the suspect aside from the sachet procured by the poseur buyer agent.

Charges of RA 9165, the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Drugs of 2002 against the suspect who is temporarily detained at the locked-up cell of Naval MPS. –


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