Suspect yields P3.4-M shabu in northern Negros buy-bust

Suspect yields P3.4-M shabu in northern Negros buy-bust

BACOLOD CITY – A drug personality, who yielded some PHP3.4 million in suspected shabu, was arrested in a buy-bust by joint anti-drug operatives in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental on Wednesday afternoon.

A police report identified the suspect as Emil Fernandez Mariano, 39, unemployed, and tagged as a high-value individual.

A resident of Burgos Street, Barangay 6, Mariano was cornered in the area along 5th Street in Margarita Village, Barangay 2 at past 12:30 p.m. by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Western Visayas Special Enforcement Team led by Investigation Agent 1 Jay-R Espares together with personnel of San Carlos City Police Station headed by operations officer Lt. Rodney Sarona.

Mariano sold a sachet of shabu worth PHP10,000 to poseur-buyer, leading to his arrest, the police report said.

Operatives also recovered from his possession 25 plastic sachets containing the prohibited substance, weighing about 500 grams.

Each gram is pegged at a standard drug price of PHP6,800 or a total of PHP3.4 million.

Other seized items included a motorcycle, a black sling bag, and a red box, the police report added. (PNA)

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