Two women alleged drug users and one suspected street-level drug peddler were arrested in pot session and buy-bust operation, respectively, in Quezon province on February 10, 2018.
According to Quezon police director Sr. Supt. Rhoderick Armamento, the two women, Aierene Ilas and Rochelle Alvarez, were caught red handed, sniffing crystal meth or “shabu,” inside Ilas’ house by policemen conducting their operation against wanted persons in Barangay (village) Zone 2 in Atimonan town.
Police were able to seize six sachets of shabu, rolled aluminum foil, plastic straw supposedly as “tooter”, disposable lighter, and drug-sniffing paraphernalia from the suspects.
Meanwhile, in Tayabas City, drug enforcement unit operatives caught alleged drug pusher Mario Sabellano, 38, after he sold a sachet of shabu to an undercover policeman and a civilian informant in Barangay Dapdap.
Authorities confiscated a sachet of shabu inserted in a P20-bill from the suspect. Police said the seized illegal substance is valued at P740 in the street market.