4 ALLEGED MARIJUANA, SHABU TRADERS FALL IN CAVITE, RIZAL BUSTS

Sonny T. Mallari

LUCENA CITY – Police arrested four alleged illegal drug peddlers and seized P684,000 worth of shabu (crystal meth) and marijuana on Thursday (Aug. 25) and Friday (Aug. 26) in buy-bust operations in Cavite and Rizal provinces.

The Region 4A police reported that anti-illegal drugs operatives in Dasmariñas City, Cavite nabbed Jim Axel Bucal at around 5:15 p.m. on Thursday after he allegedly sold marijuana or “weeds” to an undercover police officer in a transaction in Barangay Paliparan 3.

Bucal’s partner, Mark Robert Dumala, managed to escape.

The authorities reportedly found in Bucal’s possession four bricks of “weeds” weighing four kilos with an estimated Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) value of P480,000.

In San Mateo, Rizal, anti-narcotics agents collared Gemma Casapao, Venjo Manuson and Yusup Hinoor at 1 a.m. Friday after selling a pack of shabu to a poseur buyer in Barangay Ampid 1.

Authorities seized 15 sachets of shabu weighing 30 grams with a DDB value of P204,000.

The suspects were detained and faced charges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.