One arrested, another escape in bust that nets P140-K of drugs

AUTHORITIES seized nearly P140,000 worth of shabu in a joint operation in Lubogan,Toril District on Thursday evening.

Roldan Sanchez,18, resident of Marapangi, Toril, was arrested in the buy-bust by elements of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) along with the Toril Police Precinct operatives.

Sr. Insp. Hamlet Lerios, chief of the Toril police, in an interview yesterday said that Sanchez was the companion of their target, an alias Yan-yan, who was known as big-time drug dealer in Marapangi.

Yan-yan eluded arrest after sensing that he was dealing with a policeman in the drug transaction.

“He was able to escape using his Isuzu pick-up,” Lerios said, adding that police officers got ensnared in traffic in the middle of a chase.

Confiscated from their possession were two big transparent plastic sachets of shabu worth P140,000 along with the P2,000 marked money.

The suspect is now detained in Toril Police Precinct and a case for violating RA 9165 or the “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act” will be filed against him. A manhunt for Yan-yan is ongoing.

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