AUTHORITIES seized at least P2 million worth of shabu from a couple in a buy bust operation Friday afternoon in Caloocan City.
Northern Police District (NPD) Director Ronaldo Ylagan said Saad Beraur, 35 and his wife Emma, 33, both residents of Bgy.188, Tala Caloocan were arrested while in the act of peddling shabu worth P32,000 to an undercover cop at around 3:20 p.m. along Camaro Street, Bgy. 175, Camarin.
Ylagan said the couple’s minor son who were with them inside a Toyota Hi-Ace van (NAX-1789) while the transaction was being carried out, was rescued by elements of the Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) following the arrest of his parents.
SDEU operatives led by P/Capt. Joel Guimpatan and P/Capt. Deo Cabildo seized from the couple two medium size heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets and four medium knot-tied ice plastic bags containing a total of 400 grams of shabu with standard drug price worth P2,720,000, P32,000 marked money consisting of P1,000 genuine bills and 31 pieces of boodle money and the Hi-Ace van they used in their illegal activities.
Also recovered from the suspect’s possession were a silver weighing scale, cellphone, three automated teller machine (ATM) cards and two bank passbooks.
Caloocan police chief P/Col. Dario Menor said the couple were in the police and barangay drug watch list and were allegedly responsible for the proliferation of illegal drugs in North Caloocan.