LUCENA City -- Police yesterday arrested a suspected big-time drug peddler and seized P2,040,000 worth of shabu in an anti-illegal drugs operation in Bgy. Ilayang Dupay, this city.
Quezon police director Col. Audie Madrideo said arrested was Bryan Nerves alias “Patrick,” 37, a native of Atimonan, Quezon and presently residing at Sitio Duluhan, Bgy. Ilayang Bulo, Unisan, Quezon.
Madrideo said Nerves was nabbed in a drug buy- bust by joint elements of the Provincial Intelligence Unit under Maj. Gaylor Pagala and Lucena City Police Station under Lt. Col. Romulo Albacea.
After receiving the P10,000 marked money in exchange for a plastic sachet containing the illegal drugs, Pagala said the poseur buyer- cop immediately handcuffed the suspect.
Nerves also yielded 20 sachets containing around 100 grams of shabu and 10 pieces of marked P1,000 bills.
The siezed drugs were brought to Provincial Crime Laboratory Office in Lucena City for examination while the suspect was detained at the Lucena City Jail, facing charges for violation of Sec. 5 and 11, Article II of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.