First Posted 08:40 PM 03/17/2024

Naval, Biliran —A High Value Individual in the drug watch list of the of the PNP was arrested by combined forces led by the Station Drug Enforcement Team of the local police and the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit of Biliran Provincial Police Office during a buy bust operation at about 6:20 in the evening on Tuesday, March 12, in Brgy Atipolo, of this capital town of the Province of Biliran.

The suspect was identified as a certain Umpad, 37, married, watchman, and a resident of Brgy. Atipolo here.

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 the conduct of a body search witnessed by an elected barangay official and a representative from the National Prosecutors Services, the searching cop recovered two more sachets containing the same white crystalline substances also suspected to be shabu with an estimated weight of 2.934 grams with an estimated Dangerous Drug Board value of P19,951.00. Also recovered from the possession of the suspect was one pc. P1000 bill bearing serial number AR7217923 which is a court subscribed money intended for the operation.

The suspect was informed of the nature of his arrest and was apprised of his constitutional rights in a language that he understood.

Charges of Violations of Secs. 5 (selling illegal Drugs) & 11 (possession of illegal drugs) are being readied by the arresting police to the suspect who is temporarily detained at the locked-up cell of Naval MPS.


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