BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – A series of busts here, one led by a regional police, unit netted at least three kilograms of suspected meth worth an estimated P21 million from three “high-value” suspects, two of them sisters, in the neighboring city of Silay yesterday, 28 August 2022.
The two busts, about 12 hours apart, reportedly happened close to each other in the villages of Lantad and Rizal, around 25 kilometers north of here.
The morning entrapment yesterday, Camp Montelibano said, was around 10:05am, in Lantad where Angie Dumadaya, 30,and her sister, Angielyn, 25, were arrested for selling suspected shabu to a police poseur buyer.
Joint operatives under the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit and the Silay Drug Enforcement Team also seized at least two kilograms of suspected shabu estimated in value at P13.6 million in a subsequent search of the place where the sisters live.
Almoat 12 hours later, at 9:45pm, Mark Aguilar, 36, was arrested in another buybust by the local police with more than a kilo of suspected meth worth P7.5 million.
Aguilar was nabbed at entrance of Mallery 2 Subdivision in Rizal village, which police said is just across the place where the sisters were arrested.
Camp Montelibano spokesman Judesses Catalogo said intelligence information they have collected indicated the arrival of a fresh supply of shabu that prompted police to hold the operations.
The suspects, who are detained by local police, will be charged for various violations of Philippine drug laws.