LEGAZPI CITY (9-Feb-2013/PNA)- Operatives from the Regional Special Enforcement Team (RSET) of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the local police have seized P250,000 worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride, also known as “shabu,” and arrested a big-time drug pusher on separate operations in Camarines Norte and Albay this week.
PDEA Bicol Director Archie Grande identified the suspect in his report to PDEA Director General Arturo Cacdac Jr. as Melvin Abihay, 21, of Purok Bayabas, Barangay Gubat in Daet, Camarines Norte.
In the buy-bust operation conducted by PDEA-RSET and the intelligence division of Camarines Norte Provincial Police Office in Purok Bayabas, the suspect yielded three different sizes of heat-sealed sachets of shabu with a street value of P50,000.
Abihay is among the big-time drug pushers listed as regional targets of PDEA for this year.
He is presently locked up at the PDEA detention cell in Camp Gen. Simeon Ola while charges for violations of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 (Republic Act 9165) are readied against him.
In a related development, armed with a search warrant, PDEA-RSET operatives raided the house of live-in partners Loujean Ante Moro, a.k.a. “Nok,” and Maryjune Advincula, aka “Mary,” in Barangay Alnay in Polangui, Albay.
The partners eluded arrest but the search in their residence yielded five medium-sized sachets of shabu with an estimated street value of P200,000.(PNA)