PRESS RELEASE NO. 261/17
DATE: MAY 27, 2017
Six hundred eighty thousand pesos (Php680,000.00) worth of methamphetamine hydrochoride, popularly known as shabu, was seized by the operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) from a suspected pusher during a buy-bust operation in A. Lopez St., Mahayahay, Calamba, Cebu City on May 24, 2017.
PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña identified the suspect as Michael Vallecera y Abellana, 29 years old.
Confiscated during the operation conducted by elements of PDEA Regional Office VII under the direct supervision of Director Yogi Filemon Ruiz from Vallecera were nine pieces of heat-sealed transparent sachet of suspected shabu, weighing more or less 200 grams with an estimated value of Php680,000.00, one piece of rectangular pouch, and one piece of Php1,000.00 bill used as marked money.
Cases for violation of Section 5 (Selling of Illegal Drugs), and Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs) Article II of RA 9165, otherwise known as The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, will be filed in court against Vallecera.
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