Man nabbed in Lagtang, Talisay drug bust

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A 30-YEAR-OLD man was arrested for peddling drugs in Sitio Ilang-ilang, Barangay Lagtang, Talisay City, Cebu Monday midnight, May 30, 2022.

Lieutenant Colonel Randy Caballes identified the suspect as Jay Basalo, a resident of Barangay Inayawan, Cebu City.

Caballes said the drug bust was conducted Monday in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Central Visayas, adding that Basalo has been the subject of several reports due to his involvement in the illegal drug trade.

Basalo was nabbed at 12:03 p.m. in his house in Barangay Inayawan.

Confiscated from the suspect were four plastic sachets of shabu, P100 marked money, P900 cash believed to be the proceeds from the illegal drug trade and drug paraphernalia.

Caballes said the drug bust was in relation to Oplan Limpyo Talisay, which has so far confiscated an estimated 20 grams of shabu with a standard drug price of P136,000.

The suspect will face charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. (GDC)

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