MORE than P.6 million worth of shabu was seized by authorities from two drug personalities in a buy-bust operation Tuesday evening in Navotas city.
Navotas police chief P/Col. Rolando Balasabas said personnel of the Station Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) arrested Michael Manalaysay, 41 of M. Domingo St. Brgy. Tangos-North and Jayson Esguerra, 40 of Silahis St. Brgy. Tanza 1 after they handed a plastic sachet of shabu to an undercover cop in exchanged for P500 marked money at around 8:05 in the evening.
Northern Police District (NPD) Director P/Brig. Gen. Ronaldo Ylagan said the arrest of the suspects was the result of complaints received by Balasabas regarding their illegal drug transactions which they had been doing for quite sometimes in barangays Tanza and Tangos.
The two, although were not included in the police and barangay drug watch list, were allegedly known drug pushers in their area.
Operatives of SDEU seized from the two a total of 101 grams of shabu placed inside a black pouch bag with standard drug prices worth P686,800 and the P500 marked money.