BUTUAN CITY – A man under probation after being convicted of drug charges in 2017 was arrested Thursday afternoon in an entrapment by authorities here.
In an interview on Friday, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Caraga (PDEA-13) Information Officer Dindo Abellanosa said the suspect, Vincent Romarate, was arrested in Barangay Bayanihan.
“During the entrapment operation, the suspect tried to escape but failed as our agents and the police personnel managed to arrest him in Barangay Bayanihan,” Abellanosa said.
Seized from the suspect were eight heat-sealed sachets containing 50 grams of suspected shabu in three powered milk packs that have a total value of PHP325,000.
“The suspect was granted probation in March this year after his motion to avail plea bargaining agreement was granted by the court,” Abellanosa said.
The suspect will be charged with the violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Drugs Act of 2002. (PNA)