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PRESS RELEASE NO. 131/17

DATE: MARCH 08, 2017

Methamphetamine hydrochloride, popularly known as shabu, worth Php 3,800,000 was confiscated from a suspected drug courier during a buy-bust operation conducted by agents of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Dumaguete City on March 4, 2017.

PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña said the illegal drug, weighing more or less one kilogram, was seized by agents of PDEA Negros Island Regional Office (PDEA NIRO) under the direct supervision of Regional Director Atty. Roselyn Borja from suspect identified as Genardo Amorin Jr. y Rayoso alias Gener, a 22-year old construction worker during a buy-bust operation in Colon Extension, Taclobo, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental at about 5:50 in the afternoon.

The illegal drug was inside a heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet when seized by PDEA agents from Amorin who is a resident of Purok Santan, Taclobo, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. Also seized from Amorin were a cellular phone, a red handbag and newspaper covered with packaging tape. The PDEA operatives were assisted by Provincial Police Office-Provincial Intelligence Bureau/SOG, NORPPO PDEU, and Dumaguete City Police Station.        

A case for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, is being prepared for filing in court against Amorin Jr.

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