'High Value Individual' nabbed; P20.4-M shabu siezed

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A 34-year-old man was arrested for allegedly peddling drugs in Sombria Road, Barangay Lawaan 1, Talisay City, Cebu on Saturday evening, June 18, 2022.

Lieutenant Elwood Ebona, chief of the Drug Enforcement Unit of Talisay Police Station identified the suspect as Lyndon Ylanan Rongasan, native of Brgy. Sta Ana, Metro Manila and currently residing at Saint Jude Street, Brgy. Hipodromo, Cebu City, Cebu

Ebona said that they conducted the buy-bust operation against Rongasan in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA 7).

Ebona said that the suspect was listed to be High Value Individual (HVI) for violation of Section 5 and Section 11, Article II of R.A 9165

Ebona said that around 10:16 p.m. of June 18, 2022, Talisay Police Station-Drug Enforcement Unit conducted the buy-bust operation against Rongasan.

The recovered pieces of evidence were 2 large packs and 6 plastic sachets containing alleged shabu, P1000 marked money, P750 cash believed to be the proceeds from the illegal drug trade and drug paraphernalia.

Ebona said that the buy bust operation was in relation to Oplan Limpyo Talisay and SEMPO/SACLEO which resulted in the arrest of drug personality and confiscation of an estimated 3 kilograms of shabu with a standard drug price of Php 20,400,000.00.

The suspect will be facing charges in violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (GDC)

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