Minor arrested in drug sting op

BACOLOD City – Two drug suspects and a minor were caught in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Rizal, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.

Five sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P12,000 were recovered from 52-year-old Dante Araujo, 23-year-old Larry Magbanua and 16-year-old minor, police said.

The suspects were nabbed after they allegedly sold illegal drugs to an undercover officer around 9:20 p.m. on Sunday.

Araujo and Magbanua were detained in the lockup cell of the San Carlos City police station.  Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against them.

The minor suspect, meanwhile, was turned over to the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development./PN


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