Woman arrested in illegal drug buy-bust

A 36-YEAR-OLD woman was arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) XI last Dec. 6 at around 6:30 p.m. at Purok 2, Bucana, Barangay 76-A.

 Nephi Noli Dimaandal, PDEA XI spokesperson, identified her as Joanne Igloria, resident of the said place. He said they received a tip from their hotline regarding the illegal activities of the suspect.

 She was arrested by PDEA agents who acted as poseur-buyer after selling one sachet of shabu and the P500 marked money were also recovered from her possession.

 According to Dimaandal, Last Nov. 29, 2013, Joel Saberon, the suspect’s live-in-partner was arrested by the Davao City Police Office in a buy-bust operation at Barangay 31-D.

 On March 19, 2016, another live-in partner of Igloria, identified as Joel Batingal, was apprehended by the PDEA XI and Task Force Davao for transporting more or less 50 grams of shabu with a street value of P450,000.00 at Task Force Davao checkpoint in Sirawan, Toril District.

 Igloria is now detained in the PDEA detention facility while a case for violation of Sec. 5, Sec. 11 and Sec. 15, Article II of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as “The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002” is being prepared against her.

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