ROXAS City – Police arrested three drug suspects in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Inzo Arnaldo.
Nine sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P18,000 were seized from 33-year-old Arthur Inocencio, his 32-year-old cousin Welbert Antonino and 19-year-old Pauline Paraiso, police said.
The suspects were nabbed after they sold suspected illegal drugs to an undercover cop for P500 around 1 p.m. on Friday.
Aside from suspected shabu, 2 cellphones, a bundle of empty plastic sachet and drug paraphernalia were also recovered, the police added.
Roxas City police spokesperson Master Sergeant Ramil Arcangeles said Inocencio, Antonino and Paraiso were included their drug-watch list.
“Mga isa man ka bulan nga gin paidalum sila sa surveillance,” Arcangeles told Panay News.
The suspects were detained in the lockup cell of the Roxas City police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN