ROXAS City – Five sachets of suspected shabu valued around P6,000 were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Tanque.
The 29-year-old resident Kirste Imam yielded the suspected illegal drugs, Roxas City police station spokesperson Master Sergeant Ramil Arcangeles said.
The city police drug enforcement unit staged the entrapment operation which led to the arrest of Imam around 2 p.m. on Thursday, Arcangeles added.
Aside from suspected shabu, a 1,000 marked money and a cellphone were also recovered from him, police said.
According to Arcangeles, Imam was detained for drug charges in the past but was released after a plea-bargaining agreement on Feb. 2019.
Imam was now 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