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P1.1-M shabu seized from couple in Bacolod

May 13, 2022

Anti-drug operatives of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) seized P1.183 million worth of suspected shabu from a couple during a buy-bust at their residence in Purok Kapawa, Barangay Punta Taytay early this morning, May 13.

Police identified the suspects as Pearl Je-Ann Elera, 26, a high-value individual, and her common-law husband Reigel Troy Quimba, 20.

At about 1 a.m., the couple sold a sachet of the prohibited substance worth P1,500 to an undercover policeman.

Operatives also found in their possession 33 sachets of suspected shabu, weighing about 174 grams, pegged at a standard drug price of P6,800 per gram.

Brig. Gen. Flynn Dongbo, chief of the Police Regional Office 6 (Western Visayas), lauded the BCPO’s City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) for its relentless effort against illegal drugs.

“Continue your burning vigor in our campaign against illegal drugs. This bespeaks of your dedication and commitment to eliminate the menace of illegal drugs in our communities,” he added.

A report of the BCPO-CDEU said Elera had been jailed in June 2020 after she was arrested also for an illegal drug case, but was released in August that year.

“She continues her illegal drug activity together with her live-in partner,” it added.

Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 are being readied against the suspects, now detained at Police Station 9.* (Nanette Guadalquiver)

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