COPS NAB 2 DRUG SUSPECTS IN CALAMBA CITY; SEIZED P421K ‘SHABU’

Sonny T. Mallari

LUCENA CITY – Police arrested two drug suspects and seized P421,000 worth of shabu (crystal meth) in a buy-bust operation in Calamba City on Friday, Aug. 12.

The drug suspects, identified as Ronnie Ortiz and Rosario Belmonte, were collared at around 9:00 p.m. after they sold shabu to an undercover police officer in Barangay 1, the Police Regional Office 4-A, said in a report Saturday.

Seized from the suspects were six plastic sachets of shabu weighing 62 grams.

Earlier, on August 9, the Calamba police also nabbed four big-time illegal drug traders and seized P1,122,000 worth of shabu.

In Morong, Rizal, police also arrested Jomar Alejo, Laurence Evaresto and John Aniban in Barangay San Pedro at 7:40 p.m., also on Friday, after they were found carrying five sachets of shabu, one undocumented and loaded .38 caliber gun and a toy gun.

The volume and street value of the confiscated illegal drugs were not specified in the report.

The motorcycle-riding suspects were nabbed after a brief chase when they evaded policemen at a checkpoint.

All suspects are under police custody and will face a formal complaint of violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and gun law.