P2.1M shabu seized in Quezon drug sting

March 18, 2020
Illegal drugs
The seized drugs and marked money in Quezon sting. Photo by Gemi Formaran

CANDELARIA, Quezon -- A drug suspect previously jailed over drug cases but freed after agreeing to plea bargaining was arrested yesterday in a drug buy- bust at Purok 4, Bgy. Mangilag Sur,  this town.

Seized was ₱2,105,892 worth of shabu.

Quezon police director Col. Audie Madrideo said Arnold Ona 42, a native of Lucena City and a resident of the village, yielded 103.23 grams of shabu contained in three small plastic sachets and two zip- locked transparent plastic bags when arrested by operatives of the Candelaria Police Station under Lt. Col. Jezreel Calderon.

Police arrested Ona after receiving two marked P1,000 bills from the poseur buyer in exchange for a sachet containing shabu.

Madrideo said the suspect had been arrested a couple of month ago over drug cases but was eventually released through plea bargain.

In Laguna, members of the San Pedro Police Drugs Enforcement Unit  (DEU) on Tuesday arrested a drug suspect and seized some P200,000 worth of shabu in an operation in Bgy. Sto Niño, San Pedro City.

Arrested was Dennis Genova, said San Pedro police chief Lt. Col. Zeric  Soriano.

With Gil Aman