AUTHORITIES seized more than P160,000 worth of illegal drugs from two alleged notorious drug peddlers during a buy-bust operation Thursday evening in Caloocan City.
Caloocan police chief P/Col. Noel Flores identified the arrested suspects as Ricardo Inocencio, 32, and Sarah Dalamban, 44, both of St. Bernadette St., Admin Site, Bgy. 186 Tala.
Col. Flores said elements of Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) led by P/Capt. Deo Cabildo conducted a buy-bust operation against the suspects at around 9:50 p.m. in an unnumbered house at St. Bernadette St., Tala after a week-long surveillance operation.
The two were arrested after they handed a plastic sachet of shabu to a police poseur-buyer in exchange for P500 marked money.
When frisked, Inocencio yielded one pouch containing 12 plastic sachets of shabu weighing more or less 55 grams with an estimated street value amounting to P165,000, one plastic zip-lock of dried marijuana leaves with fruiting tops, buy bust money and several pieces of drug paraphernalia.
Charges for violation of Section 5 and 11 of R.A. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act will be filed by police against the suspects before the Caloocan City Prosecutor’s Office.