A total P250,000 worth of shabu were seized by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) in separate operations in Cebu on Tuesday, according to the agency’s regional information officer, Lea Albiar.
Anti-drug agents got their initial haul of about 20 grams of methampethamine worth about P100,000 in a buy-bust operation at 3 a.m. in Sitio Kantibhang, Barangay Lower Pakigne of Minglanilla town in southern Cebu from Arnel Villanueva, 25, an alleged drug peddler operating in the area.
Over an hour later, at 4:20 a.m., PDEA-7 agents seized four packs of shabu weighing about 30 grams, valued at P150,000, from alleged drug pusher Edwin Zafra, 55, in a buy-bust operation in A. Lopez Street, Barangay Labangon, cebu City.
Arrested along with Zafra was his daughter, identified as Julia Nicole Zafra, 20, a student in one of the universities in Metro Cebu.
Albiar said the three suspects, who were now detained at PDEA-7’s detention facility in Cebu City, will faces charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Dangerous Drugs Act.
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