Drug suspect yields P680,000 in shabu


The apprehension of an alleged High Value Individual in the illegal drug trade yesterday yielded P680,000 worth of suspected shabu in Bacolod City, P/Lt. Liberty Indiape, deputy spokesperson of the Bacolod City Police Office, said.

Nabbed during a joint buy-bust operation conducted by the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit 6 and Police Station 6 at Sharina Heights in Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod City, was Mary Nessa Ong, alias Tata, 40, employed as a street sweeper, and a resident of Brgy. 22, Bacolod.

A street sweeper was arrested during a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod City Oct. 27. | BCPO photo

Indiape said that an estimated 100 grams of suspected shabu, with a market value of P680,000; P500 in marked money, P29,000 in bogus bills, three cellular phones, and P1,100 in cash were recovered from the suspect, who is now detained at the Police Station 6 custodial facility.

She added that Ong is included in the top 10 HVI list of BCPO.

On Oct. 26, a drug suspect identified as Ronnie Sala was also arrested by the police in similar anti-drug operation at Crossing Maaswa in Brgy. Gen. Luna, Toboso, Negros Occidental.

The apprehension of Sala, 25, yielded an estimated two grams of suspected shabu, with a standard price of P13,600, cash of P231 believed to be proceeds from the sale of illegal drugs, marked money of P500, and a black Rusi motorcycle, a report from the Toboso Police Station said./GB