ILOILO CITY— A 22-year-old man yielded 128 sachets of suspected shabu during a buy-bust operation in Mandurriao district in this city, Tuesday evening.
The hard drugs were recovered from Jomar Mendoza of Barangay San Nicolas, Lapaz, Iloilo City.
The buy-bust operation was conducted by the Regional Drug Enforcement Unit (RDEU) in Western Visayas, Station Drug Enforcement Team (SDET), Iloilo City Police Station (ICPS) 5 in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) 6 and under the direct Supervision of Senior Superintendent Jesus Cambay, deputy regional director for operations (DRDO) of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6.
Mendoza was arrested after selling and handling over to a police poseur-buyer one sachet of suspected shabu sealed in transparent plastic marked with JM-BB with initial JCV.
Other than the hard drugs, recovered from his possession and control during the conduct of body search were the PHP1,000 buy-bust money and cellular phone of the suspect.
DRDO Cambay, in an interview on Wednesday, said the suspect is facing charges for violating Sections 5 and 11 of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
The hard drugs seized from the suspect are now in the PNP Crime Laboratory Office 6, he said.
Mendoza, who is currently detained at the ICPS 5 custodial facility in Mandurriao district, however, denied the allegationsclaiming the shabu seized from him were “planted.”
Previously, Mendoza was detained at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) facility in Barangay Nanga, Pototan, Iloilo for a case of visiting a drug den.