P397,000 “METH”, “WEEDS” SEIZED FROM 4 SUSPECTS IN CALABARZON BUSTS

Sonny T. Mallari

LUCENA CITY – Anti-narcotics operatives nabbed four suspects and seized P397,000 worth of shabu (crystal meth) and marijuana or “weeds” in separate buy-bust operations on Wednesday (Aug. 24) and Thursday (Aug. 25) in Cavite, Laguna and Rizal provinces.

The Police Regional Office 4A reported that members of the police drug enforcement unit in Naic, Cavite collared Jayson Borlagdan at around 12:10 a.m. Thursday after he allegedly sold P1,000 worth of “kush” (high-grade marijuana) to an undercover cop in Barangay Sabang.

The suspect was found in possession of a weighing scale, four plastic sachets of “kush” and three marijuana bricks weighing 900 grams with an estimated Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) value of P70,000.

Policemen in Sta Cruz, Laguna also busted Leo Abustan in another drug sting in Barangay Pagsawitan around 1:15 a.m. Thursday.

The suspect yielded 10 sachets of shabu weighing 20.58 grams with a DDB value of P140,000.

Anti-illegal drugs operatives in Binangonan, Rizal arrested Mark Dinan and Kumiko Nuesca in Barangay Darangan at around 11:10 p.m. on Wednesday.

The suspects were found with five sachets of meth weighing 27.5 grams and worth P187,000.

The police also confiscated a motorcycle believed to have been used by the suspects in their illegal drug trade.

All suspects are under police custody and facing charges of violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.