BUTUAN CITY – A total of 100 grams of shabu valued at PHP450,000 were seized in buy-bust by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Caraga (PDEA-13) at around 12:20 a.m. on Saturday in Purok 9, Barangay Doongan here.
PDEA-13 Information Officer Dindo Abellanosa told Philippine News Agency that the two suspects– Jalil Camid and Junjun Durico– evaded arrest and escaped during operation.
The suspects are known drug personalities in the area and had been subject to surveillance operations of PDEA-13 and Butuan City Police Station 2.
“The place of the buy-bust was still dark. When one of the suspects sensed that he transacted with our operatives, he immediately ran and boarded the motorcycle of his companion who was waiting in a distance,” Abellanosa said.
He said the operatives were not able to react immediately to the escaping suspects as the area is heavily populated.
“The suspects left behind six heat-sealed plastic sachets wrapped in black facemask. They escaped with the marked money used during the buy-bust,” Abellanosa said.
The seized illegal drugs were immediately brought to the office of Doongan Barangay Captain Gilberto Enriquez for documentation and assessment. (PNA)