6 drug suspects yield P1M shabu in Rizal purchase busts

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LUCENA CITY––Members of the anti-illegal drug police units arrested six suspected traffickers and seized more than one million pesos worth of shabu (crystal meth) and an illegal firearm in three operations Wednesday and Thursday in the province of Rizal.

In the town of Taytay, an anti-narcotics unit arrested Mark Paul Gerico Regaspi after he allegedly sold a package of shabu to an undercover police officer at 1:15 p.m. in Barangay San Juan, Calabarzon police said in their daily report.

Authorities reportedly found the suspect carrying 135 grams of shabu in six sachets with a street value of 918,000 pesos.

In the city of San Mateo, police arrested around 5:30 p.m. Christopher Francisco, Jonjon Payongayong, Jomby Aranella and Sandra Monares while shopping for drugs in Barangay Maly.

The suspects handed over nine sachets of shabu with a value estimated at 42,840 pesos by the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) and paraphernalia for snorting drugs.

Police also discovered that one of the suspects, not identified in the report, had a .38 caliber revolver loaded with two bullets.

In the town of Cainta, cops nabbed Carla Villareal in another sting operation at 1:35 a.m. Thursday in Barangay San Juan. Police seized nine sachets of shabu with a DDB value of P68,000.

The suspects have been arrested and will face formal charges under the Dangerous Drugs Act 2002.

Another suspect will be charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and violating the election gun ban.



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